Top honours for Glasgow apprentices

08 Feb 2013

Two Clyde based apprentices are celebrating after picking up accolades at the highly contested BAE Systems UK apprentice awards.

Twenty-five-year-old Fabricator, Lyn Gordon, who is based in Govan and Mark Anderson, 27, currently working on the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier programme, both left the prestigious ceremony with top honours.

Lyn was recognised for representing BAE Systems' Naval Ships in Glasgow on the company's Apprentice Council and for the volunteer work she undertook as STEM education ambassador representing BAE Systems at schools and corporate events, while excelling in her apprenticeship.

She said: "I feel really passionate about my job. When I go and speak to schools I simplify it, adapt it and make interesting for children of different ages. At the end of the day you see what you're building, the job is great because it's constantly changing and I'm always learning something new. Being involved in programmes like Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and the Type 45 destroyers, then seeing the ships getting launched is something to be proud of."

Mark Anderson was awarded Best in Trade - Fabrication for his outstanding motivation and dedication to his craft apprenticeship having delivered in every area at the highest level. The award also recognised the quality and craftsmanship of his work in numerous placements across the business, learning all aspects of marine fabrication and outfitting.

Both work within BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships which was nominated in 13 categories, collecting five honours at the event that celebrates excellence in the workplace and academic study.