8th October 2012
Congratulations to Amy Garrick - 'Apprentice of the Year'
Amy Garrick, who recently completed her four-year apprenticeship as an electrician with the SIC’s Building Services Unit, has won the coveted title of Apprentice of the Year.
She heard the news at a prestigious ceremony in Glasgow on Friday night, hosted by SELECT, the authoritative trade body for the electrotechnical sector in Scotland.
The award is sponsored by the Scottish Joint Industry Board and Edmundson Electrical, the leading distributor of electrical equipment to trade and industry in the UK.
Amy says it’s been a tremendous experience: “I’m overjoyed – it’s been a nerve-wracking process, but I’m really proud to have won the award in the end. It’s something I couldn’t have achieved without the support of my colleagues - everyone’s been very supportive, and how well I’ve done is a reflection of how well I’ve been taught and helped along the way.”
Newell McGuiness, SELECT MD and Director of the SJIB, said: "It is clear that Amy is an exceptional young woman who, according to her employers, demonstrates an excellent attitude towards her work and always adopts a 'can do' attitude towards any task.”
Mark Boden, Chief Executive of Shetland Islands Council: “This is a fantastic achievement by Amy; it demonstrates how hard she has worked and her high level of skill. We are all very proud of her.”