Many congratulations to all of our apprentices who were presented with their apprenticeship completion certificates and awards at the annual Group Training & Development prize giving event.
Over 100 guests including apprentices, their families and employers attended the event at the Park Hotel Barnstaple. Completion certificates and awards were presented to the apprentices by our guest speaker Mr Tom Garvey, Executive Vice President of TT Electronics in Barnstaple.
Sponsored by local employers and GTD the event celebrates the success of our apprentices who have gained recognised and valuable training and qualifications. Training of apprentices is relied upon by local engineering companies to train skilled workers and help strengthen the pool of engineering talent in the local area.
The award winners were:
1st Year Electrical – Charlie White (Electronic Test and Calibration)
1st Year Mechanical – Liam Sinclair (SEA)
2nd Year Electrical – Matthew Bradley (TT Electronics)
2nd Year Mechanical – Thomas Underwood (Greenfield Engineering)
3rd Year Electrical – Will Smith (TT Electronics)
3rd Year Mechanical – Shane Prater (Anglo Krempel)
4th Year Electrical – Tim Street (Electronic Test and Calibration)
4th Year Mechanical – Charles Hacker (MAT Fire Systems Ltd.)
The Special Achievement Award was presented to Mr Harry Dower who is retiring from his role as Operations Manager of Group Training & Development after over 35 years of working with, and training apprentices. The Board of Directors of GTD wish Harry the best of luck and happiness in his retirement.
Thank you to all that helped organise the successful event and congratulations to the apprenticeship completers and prize winners.
Group Training and Development
Group Training and Development (GTD) Limited was established more than 40 years ago by a number of like-minded manufacturing companies in North Devon. It was created with the vision of promoting and advancing the provision of Apprenticeships in this area, primarily within Engineering, and to provide support to local employers and their trainees in the form of Apprenticeship Training.

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