An apprentice who won a job with a top x-ray machine manufacturer impressed the firm so much they presented him with an award.
Marc Innes, 22, spent 12 weeks training with Aylesbury Training Group, before taking the apprenticeship with Nordson DAGE, in Rabans Lane.
And despite only being with the firm since January, he is already learning all aspects of the job under supervision for international blue chip clients.
Phil Vere, president of Nordson DAGE, said: “I strongly support the apprenticeship programme here at Nordson DAGE.
“The depth of engineering, technology, manufacturing and other experience will hopefully provide Marc with a solid platform for his career.”
After impressing his training officers during the initial period with Aylesbury Training Group, Marc was awarded a trophy in recognition of his ambitious and motivated attitude.
Nordson Dage is a global manufacturer of x-ray machines for industry.
The machines, which can cost up to £1million, analyse for microscopic defects in products such as computer circuit boards.
Marc spotted the job on the internet, and after a successful interview took on the training programme with ATG to prepare him for the apprenticeship.
While at Nordson DAGE, he will work in a range of different departments, before deciding which area he wants to work in at the end of the year long process.
Throughout the apprenticeship assessor from ATG will visit him every six weeks.
Aylesbury Training Group is a government supported organisation which provides training for apprentices in the Vale.
In many cases the firm will act like a recruitment consultation, to help young people find work in the field they have trained for.