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 completed her electrical apprenticeship with JTL in April 2021 works for Imtech Engineering Services in Nottingham. She overcame fierce competition from two other finalists, Charlie Ewing of The Rosebery Group Ltd and James Stanford of Gilbert & Stamper Ltd, who also happen to be JTL apprentices, to win this prestigious industry prize.
Veronica won prizes including £1,500 and an overseas study tour sponsored by industry manufacturer Thorn Lighting. Charlie and James as the two runners-up each won £750 and a state-of-the-art toolkit.
Veronica said, “I feel delighted and privileged to be recognised as the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year, and I am honoured to represent Imtech Engineering Services. I would especially like to thank my JTL Training Officer Neil Camish 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.