Buxtons Forestry and Garden Machinery Mechanic, Mike Treadwell, has been awarded the Engineering Student of the Year prize at Walford and North Shropshire College’s annual awards ceremony.
Mike won the award for his keenness to learn and a real dedication to his studies.
“I’ve worked really hard at college and I’ve always taken my studies really seriously. I felt immensely proud to be awarded this prize” he said.
Watching the former apprentice graduate and collect his prize was his Mum and Dad and Buxtons Director Neale Hopley.
“To see a young man come to you, keen to work and learn and then grow over the years has been tremendously satisfying” said Mr Hopley.
Mike, who started as a Modern Apprentice with Buxtons when he left school, has been working at Buxtons for almost 6 years now.
After completing his apprenticeship Mike Treadwell completed a number of different training courses during his time at Buxtons. This most recent course was the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Agricultural Engineering.
Mike continues to work in the Buxtons workshop but has ambitions for further training with an interest in learning Computer Aided Design (CAD) and has set his sites at completing an Engineering Degree and hopefully followed his Masters.