MYLES NAGLE FROM BASINGSTOKE WINS JTL’S ‘NATIONAL ELECTRICAL/ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

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  Posted by: electime      11th June 2019

Myles Nagle from Basingstoke has been named JTL’s ‘National Electrical/Engineering Apprentice of the Year’ at a ceremony held on Thursday 6th June at One Moorgate Place in London. He was chosen from a cohort of more than 1,200 final year apprentices. This year this prestigious award is sponsored by Edmundson Electrical Ltd., who offer high quality and effective ‘branded’ products sourced from the world’s leading manufacturers. Myles received an engraved glass award and a toolkit from Edmundson Electrical valued in excess of £500.

Registered charity, JTL – one of the largest work-based learning providers in England and Wales – runs its annual awards to celebrate the highest achieving young trainees in the building services engineering sector. Candidates – all in the final year of their apprenticeships – are nominated from each of JTL’s seven regions across England and Wales based on their outstanding performances throughout the four years of their training.

Myles, who served his apprenticeship with Lowe & Oliver in Southampton – said: “This is a huge moment for me and I’m really proud to have stood out in the eyes of the JTL judging panel. It’s a great reward for all the hard work I’ve done – winning an award sets you apart and I hope it will help me to continue to develop my career.  I’m really excited by what I’ve achieved in a relatively short time.”

JTL Training Officer, Nick Amy said: “Myles has given huge commitment to the completion of his apprenticeship. He attended all his EAL days set and then proceeded to drive his NVQ – arranging site visits and showing his competence on the job. He completed this twelve months early, proving his skills on site demonstrating a very good understanding of testing and fault finding.

“He has shown a hunger to learn and advance his own career not normally seen with most apprentices. He completed his inspection and testing 2394/5 in his second year which is almost unheard of. He also attended night school and has completed Plumbing Level 2, so he is already well on the way to becoming multi-skilled.”

John Barrett from Lowe & Oliver, Myles’ employer whilst he was an apprentice, has been hugely impressed with him: “Myles carried out a good cross section of installation methods during his apprenticeship as his personal portfolio will testify. He completed his NVQ twelve months early. His work was always to the highest standard and completed in a timely manner. During his apprenticeship with us he showed initiative and the ability to work well on his own with minimal supervision.

“He carried out a good standard of work which was positively commented on by our clients. He is clearly a valuable individual with great potential. There were seven great finalists here today and Myles should be very proud that he came out on top.”

The selection process for the JTL National Awards began with a regional awards competition which saw JTL’s network of training officers and managers across the country nominate the apprentices they felt deserved special recognition.

JTL’s Chief Executive Jon Graham says: “Our awards are a great opportunity to recognise the excellence of the learners we work with. These are bright individuals, many of whom have had the opportunity to go to university but have made the choice to follow an apprenticeship and ‘earn while they learn’.

“In my conversations with this year’s finalists, I’ve been struck by the maturity of each of them – they’ve carefully weighed up their options and then committed 100 per cent to their apprenticeship. We recognised and celebrated some brilliant young talent at our awards ceremony. It’s been a pleasure and an inspiration getting to know Myles and the other finalists as part of this process.”

JTL is one of the UK’s leading training providers for young people in England and Wales, running apprenticeship schemes in partnership with colleges and workplaces. This year alone, more than 1200 learners have completed apprenticeships with JTL and more than 2650 have started courses.

Apprentices on a JTL scheme follow a four-year course, splitting their time between a college or training centre – where they study theory and gain underpinning knowledge – and their employer’s workplace, where they gain on the job experience. A JTL Training Officer works closely alongside each apprentice, their college and employer to provide advice and support, as well as to monitor and assess their work. To find out more about JTL and the exceptional work it is doing, go to www.jtltraining.com.