A young apprentice has won an award for going the extra mile.
Lewis Garner, a second year plant maintenance apprentice at Leibherr GB Ltd in Biggleswade, was presented with the Inspirational Apprentice Award from Stafford College at its inaugural ceremony.
He was nominated by his college tutors in respect of his dedication to his own work and learning, his continuing efforts to excel and how he assists and buddies his peers and colleagues.
Lewis has always been interested in anything mechanical and has been involved with engineering from a young age. He has a keen interest in military vehicles and is regularly found driving his own armoured vehicles and tanks, which he maintains with his dad, through the streets of nearby towns and villages. He also has an interest in old machinery and regularly contributes to the Institute of Diagnostic Engineers magazine.
Lewis recently won the “Young Diagnostic Engineer of the Year” for IDiagE and is now part of the successful apprenticeship programme at Liebherr.
Lee Mason, Apprentice Programme Generalist for LGB said: “He thoroughly deserves this award as it is testament to his hard work and dedication. He really enjoys his role and sees it as his duty to support those that may need a little bit of help when he understands.
“It is also evident that his mentors have played a significant part in his development with their support and guidance. We are extremely proud of Lewis, as we are of all of our apprentices and will support him as much as we can going forward to succeed and become a superb addition to our excellent team of engineers.”
Liebherr was the winner of the 2013 BAE Systems Apprentice Large Employer of the Year and is investing heavily in its apprentice programme.