Trojan apprentice announced as award finalist

Trojan apprentice announced as award finalist

A Trojan apprentice who works in the company’s contract electronic manufacturing (CEM) department has recently been announced as a finalist in the VQ (vocational qualification) Learner of the Year Awards.

The VQ Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and employers who have achieved notable success thanks to technical, practical and vocational qualifications.

Apprentice Stefano Amoruso from Swansea started his journey into the electronics sector at age 14. As a student at Cefn Hengoed comprehensive school and Gower College, he began his studies in electronics, which saw him achieve a GCSE in the subject. During his two years studying electronics, it became evident Stefano had a natural ability and interest in the subject area.

Stefano has since successfully completed his level two and level three awards and has also represented Wales in the WorldSkills UK Industrial Electronics competition. It was during his WorldSkills appearance that Dave O’Keeffe, operations director at Trojan, spotted Stefano’s ability and offered him an apprenticeship with Trojan.

As a finalist, Stefano will attend the VQ awards ceremony at the St David’s Hotel & Spa on the evening of Tuesday 7 June 2016, where he will find out if he has won the Learner of the Year Award.

The VQ Awards are run collaboratively by the Welsh Government, the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) and ColegauCymru/CollegesWales.

David O’Keeffe, operations manager at Trojan, said:

“We are really pleased that Stefano has been shortlisted for the Learner of the Year award, as he thoroughly deserves to be recognised for his hard work and dedication to Trojan. He is a valued and talented apprentice and we are optimistic about his future within the CEM sector.”