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TICA’s Apprentice of the Year is Aaron Doble who works for RDA Insulation

Apprentice of the Year Aaron took part in the 2019 Skills Test Final alongside six of his peers. They all completed a demanding practical assessment at the National Training Centre earlier in the year.

The finalists were chosen by the Training Officers and Teaching Staff at TICA. The scoring was based on their practical hand skills, their overall attitude to training and their behaviour and commitment at work.

Aaron Doble, commented “I have worked for RDA for over five years, during this time I have attended college at the Training Centre in Darlington, although it’s quite a distance to travel, from Devon, I loved my time in the training centre, particularly in the workshop. I couldn’t believe it when I was chosen as a finalist and got the opportunity to come back to TICA to complete the Skills Test, which was very challenging! I was shocked when my name was announced as the 2019 Apprentice of the Year! I am so proud of what I have achieved and it means so much to me and my company.”

Kevin Fleetham, Curriculum Delivery Manager said “Aaron stood out from the very beginning of his apprenticeship as being a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual. During his training here at TICA his skills, knowledge and behaviour improved at every visit. I’m very proud to see Aaron become the Apprentice of the Year as he thoroughly deserves it. Well done!”

Michael Tait, TICA Training Officer said “What a fantastic day it was at the iconic Blackpool Tower, a huge congratulations to all the apprentices who took part in the Apprentice of the Year challenge for 2019 especially our overall winner Aaron Doble. You all deserve to be congratulated for your hard work, and dedication to your trade and you can all look forward to a promising future.”

“As the UK’s leading independent distributor of technical solutions to the HVAC and Industrial industries, we’re totally committed to maintaining and improving standards within our industry. That’s why we support the valuable work of TICA and are delighted to once again sponsor this year’s Apprentice of the Year Award. We feel it’s important to recognise bright new talent coming through and lend our support to making sure this year’s apprentices have the brightest future possible.” Ian Wells, National Sales Director for Encon Technical Solutions.

Congratulations to all those selected for the skills test:

  • Aaron Doble of RDA Insulation
  • Alexander Cook of RDA Insulation
  • Harry Curtis of Essex Thermal
  • William Britt of Wood Group
  • Sean Wright of ICL
  • Bradley Varga of ICL
  • Jack Fitchett of KAEFER

A huge thank you to Encon for their continued support and sponsorship of our Apprentice of the Year Award, it’s much appreciated!

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