Invensys Rail designer receives recognition at prestigious awards

Posted by Barry Pearson on October 30, 2012  |   Comments Off on Invensys Rail designer receives recognition at prestigious awards

Invensys Rail’s Jamie Leigh Clayton has been named Apprentice Champion of the Year in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2012.

The finalists and winners were announced at a high profile awards ceremony organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, which was held in Bristol on 4 October.

Jamie-Leigh successfully completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering with Invensys Rail in 2010 and is now an Assistant Designer with the company. Her achievements were recognised with the Young Woman Engineer of the Year Special Merit award in 2011 and she now champions apprenticeship programmes at schools and events, sharing her positive experiences and encouraging others to see an apprenticeship as a worthwhile career move.

The National Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the achievements of the country’s most outstanding Apprenticeship employers and their apprentices. The awards are organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, who received in excess of 1,500 high quality entrants this year.

Dr John Chudley Divisional Area Director for the South from the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “This year’s awards were a terrific showcase of the outstanding wealth of talent that we have across the Thames Valley. Given the volume and high calibre of entries we received, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jamie-Leigh on this superb achievement. She is a testament to the many benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, allowing employers to tap into new raw talent, up-skill their staff and grow.”