Lyndhurst Precision Engineering apprentice has been named the AMI UK Manufacturing Apprentice of the Month for May. Stuart Haydock, from Chorley, now qualifies for consideration for the overall AMI UK Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Award 2018.

The competition, launched by marketing firm AMI, aims to find and recognise the very best apprentices currently working within the UK manufacturing industry.

Stuart, who was nominated for the award by Lyndhurst’s Managing Director, Mark Marriner, initially joined them as an advanced apprentice in Engineering, having achieved a Level 3 (with distinction) in Engineering at Preston College. Stuart has since completed his HNC and is now taking his HND, alongside his apprenticeship at the Chorley engineering firm.

Stuart said: “I’m thrilled to have been named the AMI UK Manufacturing Apprentice of the month. It’s an honour and I’m humbled to have been nominated by Lyndhurst Managing Director, Mark Marriner.

“I feel that an apprenticeship, particularly an advanced apprenticeship, was the best thing I could have done. I have been able to continue my education, whilst undertaking on the job training, with support from Lyndhurst Precision Engineering and I feel that I am part of the family here, making a valued contribution to the company and my team mates.”

Mark Marriner added: “Stuart has shown an excellent attitude to, and aptitude for, learning. He is extremely diligent and conscientious in all he does and he has a high skill level for someone so young. Along with the rest of the team, he has worked on developing and manufacturing components for the nuclear, aerospace, automotive, defence and medical industries, many of which are for major international blue-chip companies.

“We put Stuart forward for the accolade, since his attitude and work ethos is highly commendable and he sets an example for the rest of the team, particularly the younger engineers. He is, without doubt, a valuable and respected part of our high performing team. We have every confidence in and are certain that he has a very bright future ahead of him.

“At Lyndhurst, we rely on young people like Stuart, as does the rest of the U.K. manufacturing and engineering industry. It is fantastic that he has received his due recognition. Hopefully he will go on and win the overall award.”

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