The top award of the evening was the heavily contested UK Nuclear Apprentice of the Year which was won by James Watmore of Darchem Engineering, who also won the Supply Chain Nuclear Apprentice of the Year category.
James, who lives in Darlington, completed his apprenticeship in Engineering, Fabrication and Welding and now works as a Production Engineer. James commented that he really enjoyed the learning aspect of his apprenticeship, stating that everyday is different, providing new opportunities to learn new skills.
Through completing an Apprenticeship James feels he has increased his confidence, his skills base and work ethics. His employer commended James’s commitment and maturity stating that he is regularly used as a Poster Apprentice for all Apprentices who join Darchem.
Picture 1 above from l-r, Tim Joyce who presented the award on behalf of sponsor EnergySolutions, James Watmore - UK Nuclear Apprentice of the Year, and Awards Host Alexander Armstrong. Picture 2 - James Watmore.