Nestlé Fawdon apprentice scoops award 

Sep 2, 2016


Nestlé Fawdon Engineering Apprentice, Kiel Zurawlew, has scooped this year’s Tyne Metropolitan College ‘Engineering Apprentice of the Year’ award.

The award recognises academic results, hard work, dedication and determination to succeed. Kiel was one of the three winners selected from a group of 120 engineering apprentices.

Facing stiff competition for the title from a wide variety of apprentices, the judges were incredibly impressed with the quality of work produced by Kiel, both in content and presentation, and his ability to query every detail to ensure he absorbed as much as possible.

Kiel is currently concluding the first year of his engineering apprenticeship at Nestlé Fawdon, the home of Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles, Rolo and Toffee Crisp, and is part of their maintenance team. He has begun his level 3 NVQ in mechanical maintenance qualification and will soon return to TyneMet to complete his BTEC level 3 technical certificate.

Kiel said: “As I had been out of education for a long period of time I was worried that I could not achieve at the level expected by Nestlé apprentices. I was determined to prove myself and worked as hard as I could, including many extra hours of study in my own time at home. I felt supported by everyone involved, which gave me confidence, and then a massive sense of achievement and pride when my efforts were recognised with this award.”

Neil Dorward, Assistant Head of Engineering at TyneMet College said: “It was not only Kiel’s results which impressed us, we expect this with Nestlé apprentices. It was his desire to give the best he had in every session while conducting himself in a very courteous manner with all of the college staff. Kiel can consider himself a great role model to any budding engineers.”

This is a great accolade for Kiel and continues the success of Nestlé Fawdon apprentices.

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