Rain Sturgeon, a third-year apprentice at SHB Hire has been commended at this year’s Iveco apprentice of the year competition.
Sturgeon is one of more than 50 apprentices at SHB covering a variety of schemes over a three year period including LCV, HGV mechanical roles, fabrication and bodyshop technicians and also office disciplines such as hire, parts and damage management.
SHB also has a number of working partnerships with major vehicle manufacturers such as Iveco, Land Rover, Ford and Toyota in place.
Sturgeon, who is an HGV Technician Apprentice, was nominated by Iveco following his high levels of technical ability, internal exam results, NVQ exam results and also his attitude that he has demonstrated throughout the scheme.
As one of three nominees for his year group, Sturgeon was invited to attend this year’s event held at the Iveco Training School in Winsford.
The three finalists fought off hundreds of other Iveco apprentices from all over the UK to have the opportunity to put their skills and ability on show.
Andy Viney, group service manager at SHB who manages all of the company’s apprentice operations, said: “Everyone at SHB is immensely proud of Rain and his nomination is fully justified following his hard work over the past few years.
“His positive attitude has mirrored his exam results and finishing runner-up of a national award epitomises everything that we are striving for as a provider of apprenticeships.
“I am sure Rain will continue to better himself and we hope that he can be the role model to spur on our other apprentices along with the new recruits.”