TDK-Lambda employee bids to be national Apprenticeship Champion of the Year
TDK Corporation announces that Daniel Lawson of TDK-Lambda UK has won the hotly contested South West finalist stage of the City & Guilds Apprenticeship of the Year Award. The award is part of the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards, which are organised by the National Apprenticeship Service.
Lawson was nominated following his significant achievements at TDK-Lambda since finishing his Apprenticeship and his involvement in championing Apprenticeships widely. He now goes through to the national stage which is a public vote. In his bid to be crowned national Apprenticeship Champion of the Year, Lawson needs your vote.
Lawson joined TDK-Lambda ten years ago as an Assembly Operator and, after his first year, was offered a City & Guilds Apprenticeship through Group Training and Development (GTD). "I have really enjoyed studying over the years," says Lawson, "but there is no doubt that it has been tough." Daniel completed his Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering with TDK-Lambda UK in 2007 and since then has received several promotions and gained a degree. He is now a Design Engineer at TDK-Lambda.
Daniel believes it is vitally important to promote the Apprenticeship programme and the diversity of Apprenticeships available. He has taken part in several career events at local schools and speaks passionately about Apprenticeships and the fantastic career opportunities and progression they offer. Lawson adds: "More young people need to know about the potential of vocational routes like Apprenticeships. Two things sealed the deal for me; first was the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn' and the second was a guaranteed career at the end of it."
A strong believer in the value of apprenticeships and training, Phil Scotcher, General Manager of TDK-Lambda UK, comments: "Our apprenticeship and trainee programmes are two of the major cornerstones of our training and development process, providing opportunities to employees who might otherwise miss out on career progression. Daniel's progress is yet another terrific example of just how far up the ladder a person, with drive and determination, can climb. My admiration and congratulations go to Daniel for being awarded the title of Apprentice Champion for the South West in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards 2012."