Northampton apprentice shortlisted for apprentice of the year

Oliver Cockerill, second year apprentice at TruckEast Northampton, has recently been announced as a finalist for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in the Northamptonshire Business awards.

The award acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional commitment to learn and progress whilst actively making a positive contribution to the business and team they’re part of. Making it down to the final five applicants is a testament to Oliver’s keen interest to learn and be the best that he can be.

Oliver has been with TruckEast for 15 months and has quickly become an integral part of the team at Brackmills. Studying as a HGV apprentice technician, he has had a proactive approach to his learning from the start. Not only this, but his enthusiasm and outlook have had a positive influence on those around him.

“Nothing is ever too much trouble for Oliver, we can give him any task and he’ll take ownership of it and complete it to the best of his ability,” states Depot Manager Robert Vasey.

Still early on in his three-year apprenticeship programme, Oliver has achieved so much and shows vast potential for his future. Already showing signs of leadership skills, he often takes on additional responsibilities and manages tasks independently. He has dreams of becoming an escalation technician, the highest level possible within the Scania network. The Northamptonshire Business Awards will take place at the Northants County Ground on 15th November where the winner of ‘Apprentice of the Year’ along with nine other awards will be announced.

“We are incredibly proud to see Oliver shortlisted for this award and wish him the best of luck,” continues Robert.

TruckEast’s technical apprenticeships are a three year programme combining both practical and theoretical training to give technical knowledge along with essential hands on practice. They are a great opportunity to work in a dynamic and exciting environment at the forefront of technology. If you’d like to find out more about our apprenticeships, or are looking to do some work experience, get in touch with your local depot.