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Leading apprentice wins 2019 ECA Edmundson Award

Electrical apprentice, Dillon Jones, has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services trainees, after winning the coveted 2019 ECA Edmundson apprentice of the year award.

Left to right: Edmundson Electrical managing director Mark Felber, ECA Edmundson apprentice of the year 2019 Dillion Jones, and ECA president Jim Pridham.

Mr Jones, who works for ECA Member-firm Derry Building Services in Newark, was trained by leading provider JTL. After overcoming fierce competition from two other finalists, Mr Jones won prizes including £1,500 and a study tour to France sponsored by industry manufacturer Schneider. He will also go on to be an ambassador for the electrotechnical industry over the next 12 months.

Mr Jones said: “It’s a real honour to be recognised as the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year 2019. I’m looking forward to becoming an ambassador for other apprentices and helping to spread the word that apprenticeships do lead to a rewarding, varied, well-paid career, and really are a viable alternative to going to university.”

The two runners-up, who each won £750 and a state-of-the-art toolkit, are Dean Callaghan, SES Engineering Services and Jack Sandle, SSE Enterprise Contracting.

ECA president, Jim Pridham, said: “All the candidates here are an excellent example of what can be achieved with hard work, focus and commitment. They will surely go on to not only make a positive contribution to our industry, but also to our society as well.”

Edmundson Electrical managing director, Mark Felber, added: “Edmundson is delighted to have sponsored the industry-leading ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award for the last 45 years. We have a long-established policy of developing young people within our sector through both our apprenticeship and graduate schemes.

“Many congratulations to Dillon and the other two finalists for making such an impressive start to their careers – and of course for reaching the final stage of the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award.”

The 45th ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award ceremony, held in London, on September 18 2019, was attended by a host of leading figures from across the electrotechnical industry.

25 September 2019

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