Terry Lifts employee wins local Apprentice of the Year award


Terry Lifts employee, Anthony White, has been named winner of the 2020 Maintenance & Operations Engineering category at Macclesfield College Apprentice of the Year Awards evening.

Held on February 5, the awards aim to recognise the achievement, commitment and hard-work students demonstrate while studying with the college’s dedicated employer-responsive arm, Maxim Business Training.

White was hailed as a worthy winner, having excelled in the College’s Maintenance & Operations Engineering Standard. 

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Speaking on the night, director of employer enterprise and commercial services, Tracy Cosgrave said: “This winner is dedicated and conscientious and is always prepared to go that extra mile to show willing when using their knowledge to assist others.

“Showing great maturity, they are always looking to improve their own knowledge and the processes that they are involved in.”

White is employed in Terry Lifts’ electrical assembly area where he is involved in the manufacture and testing of a wide range of electrical control circuits and assemblies that are used to operate the company’s lifts.

Commenting on his apprenticeship, he said: “I’ve always had an interest in both electrical and mechanical engineering and becoming an apprentice has given me the opportunity to expand this interest and gain a skill within a well-established business.

“I enjoy the technical aspects of both my apprenticeship and role, and the sense of achievement and pride I get from completing tasks.  I’m also enjoying spending time in the design department which is giving me a chance to develop my skills in a different environment.”

Adding: “I am particularly proud that, under the guidance of the design department, I designed and built a new test box for one of the wiring looms we produce in the electrical department to improve the test process. This project has made me feel like I have added something positive to the business.”

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