Apprentice Amy makes contest final

March 29 2018
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AN APPRENTICE council engineer from Wick who "always gives 110 per cent" has reached the final of a national award ceremony.

South Gloucestershire Council StreetCare apprentice Amy Pinkard has been shortlisted in the Apprentice of the Year Awards run by the Association for Public Service Excellence.

The 22-year-old joined the council’s highway developments team through a council apprenticeship scheme in July 2016, and has now been selected as one of the top apprentices in the country.

She was nominated by her manager for doing a good job, being a keen learner and for developing into an important member of the StreetCare engineering team.

After just a few months with the council, Amy was offered a permanent job as a junior technician, although she continues to attend a training programme at Weston College.

Longwell Green councillor Toby Savage, cabinet member for Schools, Skills and Employment, said: "Well done Amy, who is proving that engineering can be a great career opportunity for women. 

"We are really pleased that her hard work has been recognised by the APSE through this shortlisting.

"Congratulations for making it on to the shortlist and best of luck for the awards ceremony itself."

Head of StreetCare Mark King said: "Amy stood out immediately, she always gives 110 per cent and fitted well into the team. 

"We are very proud of her and I’m sure she has a very successful career in engineering ahead of her."

Amy was due to attend an award ceremony in Blackpool at the end of March.