Skills Company apprentice Lewis Wilkinson has won a prestigious national training award.  Lewis from Colne in Lancashire, who is a Level 3 Refrigeration Service Engineering apprentice and is employed at Acme Facilities Group in Blackburn, was awarded the ACR Trainee of the Year accolade at a ceremony at the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.

Lewis’s assessor at the Practical Refrigeration Training Centre (PRTC), Ian Cross said:  “Lewis has done remarkably well, he’s a first class young engineer who has displayed excellence throughout his training.  His success is down to structured training and the right learning environment helping him to achieve his goals.

PRTC, in partnership delivery with the Skills Company are very proud to be able to support students in their apprenticeship fields.  This young engineer has a very bright future ahead of him and we are very proud to say he is one of ours.  Acme Facilities Group are also to be applauded for providing the learning offer and mentorship which is so vital to ensure their workforce is able to deliver their customers expected expectations.”

“Lewis came to us a mature young man, professional in his outlook and dedicated to his company and Industry, he has progressed very well and thoroughly deserves his first place.”

Lewis said:  “I thoroughly enjoyed the awards event, and I am very pleased to win, as it’s a great achievement and means a lot to me.  I’d like to thank everybody involved in organising the event, and also my employer, Acme Facilities Group, PRTC and the Skills Company for all the support and training they provided me with.”