Internal Apprentice Awards 2019

On Wednesday 22nd January we held our annual Fort Vale Apprenticeship Awards. Presented by Innovations Director Andrew Bryce, internal awards were given for most progress, workplace performance and Apprentice of the Year. Certificates were also presented to those who completed their Apprenticeship last year. ┬áThis years’ competition was as strong as ever! The three judges have commented that there were so many worthy winners, it was difficult to pick just one. In two instances there were joint winners and there could have been even more!


Fort Vale have been committed to the training and development of apprentices for over 50 years. We currently employ 25 apprentices undertaking Apprenticeships in CNC Mechanical Manufacture, Welding and Fabrication, Mechatronics Maintenance, Tool Making and Business (Administration, IT, HR, Accounts). There are a further 78 current employees, who have also completed the Apprenticeship programme, many of whom are currently in senior management positions.


Award Winners

1st Year Apprentice of the Year 2019 – Keiron Tighe and Harry Wilkinson.
The Simonstone Shield 2019 – Calum Kemp.
The Robert Fort Memorial Trophy – Matt Kitson and Steven Birbeck.
Apprentice Of The Year 2019 –┬áJack Thomas.
Completed the Apprenticeship programme – Jack Thomas, Jake Lorimer, Calum Kemp, Harry Clegg, Austin Moore, William Peel and Josh McCoskery

A huge congratulations to all our winners and those who have qualified!