WOTTON UNDER EDGE, Engalnd — Renishaw enjoyed a highly successful night at this year’s Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards ceremony held at Hatherley Manor, Gloucester on the 12th of June. After Renishaw won the Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships in Gloucestershire award, Eva Lily Fielding, an engineering apprentice with the company, won the top award of the evening – Apprentice of the Year.

It had already been a successful night for Fielding, having accepted the award for Outstanding Apprentice of the Year in the Engineering and Manufacturing field earlier in the evening in front of more than 270 guests at the ceremony.

“It was a huge shock to have the honour of receiving both the awards in the first year of my apprenticeship," said Fielding, "It’s all a little overwhelming. I’m very proud to be an apprentice with Renishaw and hope to continue working hard in schools to promote apprenticeships.”

Fielding went on to say, “I do believe that more needs to be done in school to help promote apprenticeships and remove the tabooof them being a ‘lesser form of education’ than university."

Renishaw also was recognized for its wider work in positively promoting the benefits of apprenticeship schemes, as its co-founders, Sir David McMurtry and John Deer, are themselves former apprentices.

The awards, which are now in their third year, aim to recognize both apprentices and the businesses which help drive apprenticeship schemes in the county.

The ceremony, organized by Gloucestershire Media, was hosted by BBC presenter Steve Knibbs. He later tweeted, “Great night presenting the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards. So many incredible winners and nominees. We're doing apprentices proud in Gloucestershire.”

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