Cleveland Bridge UK has celebrated the achievements of a group of its apprentices.

Jake Woodcock and Dean Sullivan have successfully completed their welding apprenticeships along with a subsequent transition year at Cleveland Bridge and are now permanent members of the company’s skilled workforce.

In recognition of their achievements, they were each presented with an engraved fillet gauge at an event highlighting the success of the company’s apprenticeship programme and the high calibre trainees it supports.

Also presented at the event was the annual Ron Maddison Award, which has, this year, been won by Daniel Boyes.

An apprentice Maintenance Technician, Daniel received the award, which includes a trophy and £100 prize, for his significant improvement during his training and for his outstanding contribution to the apprenticeship scheme.

Now in its third year, the award was inspired by former employee Ron Maddison, a Training School Manager who supervised approximately 700 apprentices during a distinguished 51-year career with Cleveland Bridge.

Daniel was presented with the trophy by Ron’s son and daughter, Ken Maddison and Carol Lax, who also judged the nominations for the award.

Daniel follows in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Steven Liddle who, along with fellow apprentices Josh Ridley and Jack Morton were also at the celebration event as all three have completed their Level 3 Diplomas in Engineering Construction as part of their fabrication apprenticeships and were presented with their NVQ certificates.

Ron Maddison Award winner Daniel Boyes said: “I’m really proud to have won this award as I know it means so much to the company and to the apprentices who have won it in the past. I love coming to work, there are so many different tasks and every day is different – it’s great!

Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge UK, said: “Apprenticeships are at the heart of our workforce development strategy and it is always great to celebrate the hard work and achievements of those working towards long-term careers with the company.”