The winner of the 2023 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award has been announced during a ceremony at Trinity House in London.
Adam Allen, from Teesside-based electrical contracting business Geoffrey Robinson Ltd, took home the top prize, being recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices.
Allen, who was trained by apprenticeships provider JTL, overcame fierce competition from the other two finalists to take the top prize – which includes £3,000 and an overseas study tour sponsored by Zumtobel Lighting.
While Allen may have taken the top prize, the two runners-up didn’t go home empty handed. Brandon Crossland of J.A. Richardson Electrical Ltd and Henry Stephens of Darke & Taylor Ltd both took home £1,500 and a state-of-the-art toolkit.
Speaking after his win, Adam Allen noted, “I feel delighted and privileged to be recognised as ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year, and I am honoured to represent Geoffrey Robinson Ltd. I would especially like to thank my employers, who have been fantastic mentors and provided me with the best start to my career I could have wished for.”
Carolyn Mason, ECA Head of Education & Training, added, “I’m pleased to offer our congratulations to Adam for deservedly winning this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award. The quality of the finalists this year is a real indication of the talent that exists in our industry.
“Geoffrey Robinson Ltd and JTL deserve credit for the support they have given to Adam during his apprenticeship, which has been a clear success. Congratulations also to J.A. Richardson Electrical and Darke & Taylor, for presenting such able finalists, and supporting high quality training within our sector.”