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News: Appren­tice reach­es nation­al finals

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Matthew Turner

Multi-skilled technician apprentice Matthew Turner has been crowned the regional winner of the National Apprenticeships’ ‘Rising Star’ Award for the Yorkshire and Humberside region. He will now compete in the national finals in London on 27th November.

Regional Winner

Matthew is work­ing towards a Lev­el 3 Advanced Appren­tice­ship at Emtec, the com­mer­cial auto­mo­tive arm of Not­ting­ham Col­lege, along­side his job at Gem­i­ni Acci­dent Repair Cen­tre in Rother­ham. The award, which was spon­sored by the Lloyds Bank­ing Group, was pre­sent­ed to Matthew at a spe­cial cer­e­mo­ny held in Leeds on 19th September.

I am stunned to have won some­thing of this mag­ni­tude — I feel like a celebri­ty! It means a great deal to me, my employ­er and my fam­i­ly. I feel like I’ve gained skills in team­work, lead­er­ship and I don’t think I would have got that from uni­ver­si­ty so that’s real­ly set me up well for the future. 

I will take away a mas­sive amount of moti­va­tion from this, to con­tin­ue and aspire to be bet­ter every day. I would 100% say to any­one con­sid­er­ing an appren­tice­ship – do it’ – because it might just be the best thing you ever do! 

 — Matthew Turn­er

Emtec Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Andy Moore, said: A huge con­grat­u­la­tions to Matthew on his per­son­al suc­cess and to all at Gem­i­ni for pro­vid­ing an excep­tion­al work­ing envi­ron­ment and sup­port plat­form for all of their appren­tices to progress and flour­ish as a key part of the Gem­i­ni nation­al work­force. I wish Matthew lots of luck for the final stage of the competition.”

The nation­al finals will take place in Lon­don on 27th Novem­ber. You can get behind Matthew by tak­ing part in the pub­lic vote’ which opens from 7th to 18th October.

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  • 26th September 2019 (4:07 PM)
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