Dyer’s Adam Walford becomes the first Tyne North Training apprentice to achieve all distinctions in his training
Recently, we sat down with Dyer’s Adam Walford during National Apprenticeship Week to find out more about his role and how he came to work at Dyer. In this interview, Adam explained that he was in the final stages of his apprenticeship in Level 3 Business Administration, a course he began in September 2019.
This month we are delighted to announce that Adam has now completed his apprenticeship and achieved a distinction grade for his outstanding performance over the course of his qualification. Adam is the first Tyne North Training apprentice to gain distinctions throughout his training, which tested everything from his IT skills and documentation proficiencies to his ability to implement and manage business improvement. It also showcased his key CAD CAM design engineer skills such as professionalism, adaptability, and taking responsibility for his work.
As part of his course, Adam was required to complete a knowledge test, take part in a Zoom interview and manage a business improvement project. The qualification culminated in an end-point assessment which, due to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, also had to be delivered to the assessor as a Zoom presentation.
Achieving the top available grade for tests and assessments is even more impressive given the difficulties and upheaval caused by the last 12 months.
Mandy Carr, who managed the apprenticeship on our team, was thrilled by Adam’s hard work, commenting:
“Adam is an absolute star. He has been a fantastic ambassador for the apprenticeship programme. Bright and willing to learn, Adam worked hard both in the workplace and his studies. He showed commitment and enthusiasm for the course and communicated well with me throughout, even when working from home under difficult circumstances.”
Mandy continues: “Adam ensured that he regularly emailed his coursework for feedback, which he acted on immediately. Although face to face visits were not possible for several months, Adam kept in touch via email and telephone and took part in three regular weekly Zoom meetings to ensure he stayed on track. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Adam. He is to date, our only apprentice who has achieved a distinction in all three assessments, which he thoroughly deserves.”
Here at Dyer Engineering, we always aim to support the next generation of engineering experts. As part of our efforts, we offer design engineering apprenticeships, computer-aided design apprenticeships and welding and fabrication apprenticeships among others.
Operations Director at Dyer Engineering, Leigh Foulger, also shared his enthusiasm on Adam’s achievements, saying:
“Whether they are hoping to join our administration team or become a CAS CAM design engineer, here at Dyer Engineering we make it our mission to support our apprentices at every stage of their training. After all, these are the shoulder on which the future of our business resides.
“Adam has shown hard work, dedication and great tenacity throughout his apprenticeship, honing his skillset to gear him up for anything his new role throws at him. We are thrilled to have supported Adam during his training, and can’t wait to see him continue to grow. He should be extremely proud of what he has achieved in his career to date.”
And for more information on the career opportunities available at Dyer Engineering, including design engineering apprenticeships, computer aided design apprenticeships and welding and fabrication apprenticeships, click here or get in touch today on 01207 234 315.