Doncaster-based apprentice, Jake Shaw, has been named as a regional award winner in the JTL Regional Awards.

JTL, one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the building services engineering sector in England and Wales, runs the JTL Regional and National Awards on an annual basis to award learners who have demonstrated outstanding levels of achievement and commitment to learning throughout their apprenticeships.

Jake was presented with a glass trophy and £100 in prize money at the offices of his employer Voltec Electrical & Security by JTL Head of Learner Assessment (Eastern Region), Ian Jervis. Jake was nominated for the award by his Training Officer, Pablo Parra, in recognition of his exceptional commitment and progress with his electrical apprenticeship.

Jake now joins 11 other regional winners, who will all come together on 28th June in the hope of being named JTL National Apprentice of the Year at the National Awards, which take place in London.

JTL Training Officer, Pablo Parra, commented: “When I first met Jake, he was in his third year and had fallen behind on his college work and assessments due to personal reasons. It was a lot of work to complete in a short time frame, but he got his head down and passed everything.

“His practical work was never in doubt, and his determination to overcome everything he did was exemplary. He showed what you can achieve when you are willing to put the extra effort in. Jake is deserving of this win because his attitude and effort have made him an A* apprentice.”

A delighted Jake added: “I was very proud to hear that I’d been chosen as a JTL Regional Award winner, and I’m incredibly excited to now move forwards as a finalist in the upcoming National Awards. This award reflects the hard work that I have put into my apprenticeship, and I’d like to express how grateful I am to Pablo who nominated me.”

The award scheme assesses each nominee against four key elements which make up the apprenticeship framework – their practical work onsite, theoretical knowledge, key skills, and industrial test scores.