Jordan Moran North West Winner

03 December 2014     JTL

Jordan Moran, aged 20 from Fleetwood, Lancashire, has been named JTL Apprentice of the Year 2014 for the North West region. His win, which saw him beat off stiff competition from five other finalists, was announced at an awards ceremony held recently at Beeston Manor Hotel near Preston.

JTL currently has nearly 590 apprentices on courses in the North West of England.

Jordan will now represent the North West region at a national event held in London in February 2015, when JTL’s seven regional winners from across England and Wales come together to discover who is the overall JTL Apprentice of the Year 2014.

Jordan completed his assessments ahead of schedule and is now a fully qualified electrician, working on a broad range of large-scale commercial and industrial projects. He completed his apprenticeship with EEI UK Ltd, for whom he still works. The company delivers a design, supply, installation and maintenance service, as well as testing and certification, for all aspects of electrical engineering.

Jordan, who attended the awards with his family, as well as the owner of Thornton-based EEI UK Ltd, Karl English, says: “It was a bit of a shock to hear my name called out at the awards to be honest! I was on a real high afterwards and my parents were buzzing too. We’re all looking forward to the final in London now.

“I finished school on a Friday and started my apprenticeship the following Monday. Thankfully I really enjoyed the training and the balance of learning technical skills on site and then putting them into practice on site worked really well for me. I have to say a big thank you to Tony Lett, my Training Officer at JTL though – he really kept an eye on me, pushing me to achieve my best and I’m really grateful for all the support he gave me.”

Karl English adds: “Jordan first came to us on work experience whilst he was still at school and that’s when I noticed that he was different to the other lads. He has made a huge contribution to the business over the last four years. His work has always been to a really high standard – beyond that expected of an apprentice – and he really thinks on his feet. We’re all thrilled for him and there’s no doubt that he really deserves this award. He’s a great asset and we wish him a long and successful career with us.”

The six nominees were put forward, along with other candidates, by their JTL Training Officers. Each was then selected following a series of interviews and theory tests. Jordan was singled out thanks to his consistently high attainment and practical capability, as well as his motivated and positive attitude. This was even noted by a visiting OFSTED inspector who witnessed Jordan in action.

Director of Operations for JTL, Caroline Turner, rounded up proceedings, saying: “To get to the regional final is a significant achievement. The success of these six apprentices is well worth celebrating and we wish them the very best in their future careers.”

Geoff Miller, former England cricketer, attended the awards ceremony and made an after dinner speech. Geoff played in thirty four test matches and went on to become a selector for the England team. He was awarded an OBE in January 2014 for his services to cricket.

Jordan Moran North West Winner

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