» 18th September 2019
Dillon Jones, DBS Electrical Design Engineer, has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services trainees after overcomming fierce competition to be awarded the coveted 2019 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 45th ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award ceremony held in London on 18 September 2019, and was attended by a host of leading figures from across the electrotechnical industry.
Dillon's award included a cheque for £1,500 along with a study tour to France sponsored by industry manufacturer Schneider. He will also go on to be an ambassador for the electrotechnical industry over the next 12 months.
The two runners-up were Dean Callaghan of SES Engineering Services and Jack Sandle of SSE Enterprise Contracting, each winning £750 and a state-of-the-art toolkit.
ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Dillon commented:
“It’s a real honour to be recognised as the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year 2019. I’m looking forward to becoming an ambassador for other apprentices and helping to spread the word that apprenticeships do lead to a rewarding, varied, well-paid career, and really are a viable alternative to going to university.”
ECA President Jim Pridham commented:
“All the candidates here are an excellent example of what can be achieved with hard work, focus and commitment. They will surely go on to not only make a positive contribution to our industry, but also to our society as well.”
Edmundson Electrical Managing Director Mark Felber added:
“Edmundson is delighted to have sponsored the industry-leading ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award for the last 45 years. We have a long-established policy of developing young people within our sector through both our apprenticeship and graduate schemes. Many congratulations to Dillon and the other two finalists for making such an impressive start to their careers – and of course for reaching the final stage of the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award.”
Established in 1901 the ECA - Electrical Contractors Association - is the UK's leading trade association that represents and supports the interests of businesses and organisations involved in electrotechnical and engineering services design, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and monitoring across the UK (excluding Scotland).