AT this years Herefordshire Group Training Association (HGTA) Annual Apprentice Awards Evening the Ross Rotary Club John Rowberry bursary for engineering was won by Mitchell Bunclark. On behalf of the club, the award was made by Ross Rotarians Denise Beken and Frank Powell, grandson of John Rowberry, and Lizzy Yarnold (MBE) the current European, World and Olympic Champion in the Skeleton. The award of the bursary of £250 is for the best engineering apprentice in the HR9 area.

Mitchell Bunclark was employed by The Haigh Engineering Co Ltd on September 2, 2012 as an electrical apprentice and his first year of employment was spent at Herefordshire Group Training Association learning the basics of engineering principles. During this time he undertook an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and has since specialised in electrical engineering, completing a two year C&G Level 3 Diploma in Engineering - Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning.

Haigh Engineering HR officer Ann Sadowski said Mitch has worked extremely hard and excelled academically, achieving high grades in his qualifications. He is now approaching the end of his apprenticeship and is finalising his NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering, the requirement for successful completion of an Advanced Apprenticeship.

She added that Mitch is a valued and capable member of staff and as his electrical skills and knowledge have developed he has been able to assist Haigh site engineers on installation of our waste processing equipment at sites throughout the UK. Haigh is proud of his achievement and would like to congratulation him on his well-earned award.

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