Following its inaugural sponsorship of South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Fire Engineering Apprentice of the Year award in 2020, fire detection manufacturer Nittan Europe has announced its continued support of the award across five years. As part of the sponsorship, Nittan has supplied a trophy and a prize, plus donated over 80 fire alarm products for students to train on.
This year’s Fire Engineering Apprentice of the Year was Megan Davidson, who was presented with the trophy alongside 2020’s winner Adam Smylie who was unable to collect his award last year due to Covid restrictions.
Stuart Rankin, Deputy Head of School for Construction, Engineering Services and Skills for Work at SERC, said, “They are excellent apprentices within the college and a real asset to their employers. Both were very deserving of the award”. He added, “On behalf of the college I would like to send my thanks to Nittan for support and arranging the ‘Nittan Shield’.”
Nittan’s Regional Sales Manager (North), Steve McCarley, said, “Now more than ever, we need to ensure young people have the training resources they need to be able to learn and develop their skills.
The fire industry represents a good career choice, with engineers always in demand. We value the work being done by SERC, and by our Elite Partner installers such as Solutions for Systems who take the time to support these apprentices.”
For more information, go to www.nittan.co.uk