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National apprentice awards finalist from Ilfracombe

16:01 17 October 2012

South West Apprentice Champion Daniel Lawson (right), of TDK Lambda in Ilfracombe, is presented with his title by Dr John Chudley divisional area director from the National Apprenticeship Service. Pic: Lionel Heap.

South West Apprentice Champion Daniel Lawson (right), of TDK Lambda in Ilfracombe, is presented with his title by Dr John Chudley divisional area director from the National Apprenticeship Service. Pic: Lionel Heap.

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Vote for Daniel and help him become Apprentice Champion of the Year.

AN employee at an Ilfracombe factory is bidding to become national Apprenticeship Champion of the Year.

Daniel Lawson of TDK-Lambda UK has won the hotly contested South West finalist stage of the City and Guilds Apprenticeship of the Year Award.

The Ilfracombe man now goes through to the national stage in his bid to be crowned national Apprenticeship Champion of the Year, decided by a public vote and he needs North Devon’s support.

Daniel was raised in Combe Martin and joined TDK-Lambda at Kingsley Avenue in Ilfracombe 10 years ago as an assembly operator. After a year he was offered a City and Guilds Apprenticeship through Group Training and Development (GTD).

“I have really enjoyed studying over the years,” he said, “but there is no doubt that it has been tough.”

He completed an advanced apprenticeship in engineering in 2007 - since then he has received several promotions and gained a degree. He is now a design engineer with the company.

He has taken part in several career events at local schools, speaking about apprenticeships and the career opportunities they offer.

“More young people need to know about the potential of vocational routes like apprenticeships,” he said.

Phil Scotcher, general manager of TDK-Lambda UK, said apprenticeships provided opportunities to employees who might otherwise miss out on career progression.

“Daniel’s progress is yet another terrific example of just how far up the ladder a person with drive and determination can climb,” he said.

To cast your vote for Daniel Lawson, go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk. The initial vote runs until 9am on October 29. The top three will have until November 4 to amass more votes, with the winner announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards in Birmingham on November 14.

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  • I've just voted. Lets all get behind Dan!

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    Ian Fry

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

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