Tom Dutton with Brilliance Awards

Firmac apprentice, Tom Dutton, has been presented with two prestigious awards by Yorkshire Coast College. Tom was awarded with the Engineering Apprentice of the Year and the Darren Scaife Memorial Cup of Work Based Engineering.

The Brilliance Awards are held annually and celebrate the hard work, achievement and dedication shown by the students at the college.

Now in his final year, Tom began his apprenticeship with Bluebird Vehicles before moving to Firmac. This required a change of direction from Coach Body Building to Fitting/Machining, halfway through his apprenticeship.

The Yorkshire Coast College described Tom as “flourishing at Firmac” and commended him for dealing with steep learning curves. “Tom has a tenacious appetite for learning, always focused, sometimes tirelessly questioning his peers; such is his demand for information and to push forward to excellence. Highly regarded at his workplace, Tom is a credit to the college, his company and his family. We have no doubt Tom will continue to impress and strive and improve throughout his career.”

Simon Morrell, General Manager at Firmac, reiterated these comments, “It is great to see Tom winning these awards. He has worked extremely hard to transfer companies during his apprenticeship and the awards are thoroughly deserved. We now look forward to him developing further and establishing himself as a key part of our engineering team for the long term."