Curtis McCowan – Rutledge Group Apprentice of the Year Award Winner

We are delighted to announce that Engineering Apprentice, Curtis McCowan has been awarded Apprentice of the Year by Rutledge Group. Rutledge Group have been working with Gray & Adams (Northern Ireland) to develop opportunities for young people in the region.

Curtis was named the successful candidate out of 15 apprentices from the Engineering Training Workshop due to his results gained on his Technical Certificate, attitude, and willingness to learn.

Through his practical workplace portfolio with Gray & Adams he has progressed from completing small jobs, to larger, complex projects and his supervisor provided a glowing reference which allowed him to be considered for the award.

Mark Ridley from Rutledge Group shares with us “Throughout his training Curtis has shown great ability and willingness to learn. Curtis was a pleasure to teach, and the future is bright for this young man”

Curtis tells us how he felt when receiving the award “ When I got the phonecall to say I had won engineering apprentice of the year I was taken aback as I was not expecting it at all. When I completed my course, I was just so relieved to have finally finished after putting in a lot of time and effort. The course seemed like it had gone on forever due to the impact of Covid which put things on hold for me. I’m extremely proud of myself to have won this award and it feels good that others have recognised the effort and attention to detail I have put into my work over the last few years.”

From all at Gray & Adams, we would like to extend our congratulations to Curtis for this achievement and we look forward to supporting him as his career progresses with the business.

Well done Curtis!