A service engineer from Manchester has been named as Volvo Trucks’ ‘Apprentice of the Year’ 2017 at the annual Apprentice Awards.
Sam Fazackerley, from Manchester-based Thomas Hardie Commercials at Trafford Park, was presented with the award by the company’ Aftermarket Director Mark Cunnew at the annual ceremony, held last month at Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire.
This year’s Highest Academic Achiever Award was won by Thomas Buckle of Crossroads Truck and Bus, York, and was presented to him by their HR Manager Kerah Laher. The Highest Vocational Achiever Award was presented to Michael Hughes from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, Bardon and the ‘Grafter’ Award was presented to winner Michael Yuruk from Volvo Truck and Bus Enfield by award sponsor Volvo Truck Driver Magazine Editor Matthew Eisenegger.
Inaugurated in 1995, the Volvo Apprentice Academy, described by Volvo Group Trucks’ UK & Ireland Managing Director Arne Knaben as ‘The best and most advanced truck manufacturers’ Apprentice Programme in the UK’, celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year with a further intake of new talent, keen to make their way in the progressive heavy truck industry.