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Success for JTL apprentices in Asian Apprenticeship Awards

ahmar iqbal asian winner
JTL had a highly successful night at the fourth Asian Apprenticeship Awards, held at Edgbaston Cricked Ground on Thursday 31 October.

We would like to congratulate JTL apprentice Ahmar Iqbal, who won the 2019 Health, Medical and Social Care Apprentice of the Year Award.

Ahmar is currently a third-year Level 3 Engineering apprentice with the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. He originally planned to go to university to train as a pharmacist. However, after completing the first year of his degree he realised he preferred more hands-on work.

Ahmar applied and was accepted for the medical engineering apprenticeship at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, where he uses his academic ability and problem-solving skills every day. So far, he has completed placements across various sections of the clinical engineering and radiotherapy departments.

JTL are thrilled that Ahmar has been recognised and we wish him the best of luck for a bright future in the medical engineering sector.

We were also delighted for electrical apprentice, Sumair Khan, who was a finalist for the Construction Apprentice of the Year Award and JTL’s first Welsh apprentice to be nominated in this category.

After completing his A Levels, Sumair decided he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and complete an electrical apprenticeship, instead of going to university like many of his peers. Sumair now works for his family’s company, SUS Solutions, and enjoys the problem-solving nature of his work.

Sumair Khan pictured above

JTL has sponsored a number of categories in the Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2019, including Engineer and Manufacturing Employer of the Year, which was won by world-leading aerospace company, Bombardier. Aamir Adam from Siemens won the award for the Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year. JTL’s chief executive, Jon Graham presented both awards.

The Asian Apprenticeship Awards aims to celebrate the talent and diversity among British Asian apprentices, their employers and learning providers.

Ahmar Iqbal receiving his award

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