The JTL National Awards 2021 ceremony was held on Thursday 2nd September at The Victory Services Club in London. Our awards ceremony is our annual opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievement of our apprentices and employers from around the country.
We are delighted to announce the three winners of our JTL National Apprentice of the Year Awards for 2021 – Nathan Pryce, Harrie Nixon-Jones and Oliver Parry.
As the recipient of JTL’s National Apprentice of the Year Award 2021, Nathan was awarded an engraved glass trophy and £1000 cheque from JTL. Harrie, meanwhile, received a voucher from UK Plumbing Supplies Limited, whilst Edmundson Electrical donated a Megger multi-function tester for Oliver.
Nathan Pryce (above) who is employed by JET Electrical won the overall JTL Apprentice of the Year 2021
Harrie Nixon-Jones (above) who is employed by Stanley Roberts Ltd won the Mechanical Engineering Services Apprentice of the Year 2021.
Oliver Parry (above) who is employed by EMCOR won the Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2021.
After being crowned winners at JTL’s Regional Awards Nathan, Harrie and Oliver automatically qualified for the National Apprentice of the Year 2021 Awards, competing against other regional Electrical/Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Services (MES) winners.
As part of the selection process, the finalists took part in an interview process, and once completed, it was agreed that Nathan should be announced as the overall national winner, with Oliver and Harrie being the Electrical/Engineering and MES national winners respectively.
Jon Graham, chief executive at JTL, said:
“Our awards are a great opportunity to recognise the excellence of our top apprentices and it’s been a pleasure getting to know Nathan, Harrie and Oliver, as well as the other finalists as part of this process. It was wonderful, too, being able to gather for the first time in over two years to host our annual awards ceremony. Each of our apprentices, employers and JTL staff members have faced unprecedented challenges, both personal and professional, under the pandemic, and so it feels extra special to be able to get together as a group to celebrate the hard work and achievements of each of our finalists.”
Nathan, JTL’s National Apprentice of the Year for 2021, said: “To say that it feels amazing to have won the overall National Apprentice of the Year award is an understatement. I have overcome a lot of personal challenges in my life and, to me, this award is a symbol of how far I have come and all that I have achieved.”
JTL’s Electrical winner, Oliver, said on receiving his award: “I really didn’t expect to win anything today, so I am in complete shock. The lockdown period was incredibly challenging for me given the fact that I had to shield due to health reasons, so to be here in London and to have my work recognised by JTL feels like a great outcome to everything.”
Harrie, meanwhile, the winner of the MES award, said: “I am completely overwhelmed and delighted to receive such a prestigious award. I have worked hard throughout the whole of my apprenticeship and have really committed myself to becoming the best engineer that I can be, so to have my work recognised like this feels wonderful.”
Here are highlights for the Awards ceremony:
Well done to all our finalists and our winners for 2021.