Thatcham celebrates apprentices at awards

Thatcham Research held its annual apprentice graduation and award ceremony at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The event, which formed part of ABP’s Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIIA), saw over 150 apprentices, their families and employers come together to recognise the achievements, hard work and commitment of those graduating.

Three graduates were honoured as Apprentice of the Year for 2018 in the panel, paint and MET disciplines; Bradley Marshall, of Nationwide Crash Repair Centre, and Kieren Cheung and Liam Morris, both of Solus Accident Repair Centres, respectively.

Commenting on the awards, Dean Lander, head of repair sector services, Thatcham Research, said, ‘All of the apprentices graduating deserve recognition for their hard work, especially the three award winners, who are shining examples of how young people can achieve outstanding results through an apprenticeship. We congratulate them all and wish them the very best as they progress in their careers.’