23-year-old Jordan Bancroft, of Imtech Engineering Services, has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices, winning the 2017 ‘ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award’ last week.
Trained by JTL, Jordan overcame fierce competition from the other finalists to win top prizes, including £1,500 and a study tour to Limoges, France, sponsored by Legrand.
During the judging process, the panel of industry experts said they believed Jordan would make an excellent ambassador for the ECA and the industry over the next 12 months.
Jordan commented: “It’s an absolute honour for me to be recognised as ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year and to become an industry ambassador. The training and practical experience I have received from Imtech and JTL has been first class and it’s a privilege to represent both organisations.”
The three runners-up, who each won £750 and a state-of-the-art toolkit, include:
- Christopher Musson – David Pearce Electrical Contractors
- Charlie Nicholson – NRT Building Services
- Ashley Osbourne – Playfords Ltd
ECA CEO, Steve Bratt, commented: “Imtech Engineering Services and JTL deserve much credit for their efforts in developing Jordan during his apprenticeship. Congratulations also to David Pearce Electrical Contractors, NRT Building Services and Playfords Ltd for supporting high quality training within our sector.”
Edmundson Electrical Managing Director, Mark Felber, added: “Many congratulations to Jordan and the other three finalists for making such an impressive start to their careers – and of course for reaching this stage of the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award.”
Jordan now works for Imtech as a Trainee Engineer and has also been studying for a BTEC in Building Services. He was part of the Imtech team working on the Olympic Stadium Transformation Project, which converted the stadium into a multi-use sporting venue.