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Romec rewards its apprentices

Published 23rd December, 2009 by Neil Nixon

Romec rewards its apprentices

Facilities management services company Romec has rewarded its trainees during a gala event for its apprentices held at Warwickshire College. The company took on 31 trainees during 2009 alone, meaning there are around 60 apprentices within the business at various stages of education, which is the highest figure since the financial year 2005/06.

The top prize of Romec Apprentice of the Year went to Alex Bell, a second year fire and security apprentice in Birmingham. In addition to the trophy, the 19-year-old also received £100 in vouchers and a certificate. He said: “The apprenticeship is a brilliant scheme. You get such encouragement and you know the support network is always there. The people I’m working with are like mates, not colleagues.”

His manager, Arvind Parmar, said: “Alex has shown that he was the ideal choice and worthy of Romec’s investment. He strives to emulate all the good working practices from those he works with.”

Karl Johnson, a first year fire and security apprentice in Manchester, followed closely behind and won himself £50 worth of vouchers and a certificate.

His manager, Barry Leighton, said: “For a first year apprentice, Karl is showing good progress. He displays skills above those which you would expect of a first year.”

Mike Sparrow, Romec’s managing director, said: “These awards, which are open to all current apprentices including those who completed their training the previous year, are a great way of recognising the fabulous work and effort they put in. The winners are getting tougher to select each year, with so many individuals standing out.”

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