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Leading apprentice wins 2022 ECA Edmundson Award

Veronica Jennings has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices, after winning the coveted 2022 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award during a ceremony held at the Royal Society in London.

Veronica, who works for ECA member-firm Imtech Engineering Services in Nottingham, was trained by leading apprenticeships provider JTL. After overcoming fierce competition from two other finalists, Veronica won prizes including £1,500 and an overseas study tour sponsored by industry manufacturer Thorn Lighting.

The two runners-up, who each won £750 and a state-of-the-art toolkit, are:

  • – James Stanford of Gilbert & Stamper Ltd
  • – Charlie Ewing of The Rosebery Group Ltd

Apprentice of the Year Veronica Jennings of Imtech Engineering Services said: “I feel delighted and privileged to be recognised as ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year, and I am honoured to represent Imtech Engineering Services. I would especially like to thank my tutor Neil from JTL and my employers, who have been fantastic mentors and provided me with the best start to my career I could have wished for.”

ECA Head of Education & Training Carolyn Mason commented: “I’m pleased to offer our congratulations to Veronica Jennings for deservedly winning this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award. The quality of the finalists this year is a real indication of the talent that exists in our industry, not to mention the exemplary way in which they have overcome the challenges of the past two years.

“Imtech Engineering Services and JTL deserve credit for the support they have given to Veronica during her apprenticeship, which has been a clear success. Congratulations also to Gilbert & Stamper and the Rosebery Group, for presenting such able finalists, and supporting high quality training within our sector.”

Managing Director of Edmundson Electrical Mark Felber said: “Edmundson Electrical is delighted to finally return from hiatus and sponsor the industry leading ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award once more. We have a long-established policy of developing young people within our sector through both our apprenticeship and graduate schemes.

“Many congratulations to Veronica and the other two finalists for making such an impressive start to their careers – and of course for reaching the final stage of the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award.”

The 46th ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award ceremony, held at the Royal Society in London, was attended by a host of leading figures from across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry.