Sunseeker apprentice wins Queen’s Silver Medal
A Sunseeker apprentice has been awarded the Queen’s Silver Medal as Shipyard Apprentice of the Year.
Marine electrical engineer Louis Castle, now working as a test and commissioning engineer, won the top prize at the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights-facilitated Queen’s Silver Medal competition. Marine mechanical engineer Jacob Clark, now working as a warranty field service engineer, scooped the runner-up prize.
Alex Bowman, talent manager at Sunseeker, said: “The Queen’s Silver Medal competition provides an advanced personal development opportunity for marine apprentices that money can’t buy.”
He added: “Winning the medal is the ultimate accolade for a marine apprentice and it supports the retention and succession of talent within the marine sector.”
Thorough selection process
As part of the competition process, Mr Castle and Mr Clark were selected, alongside 16 others, to attend the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights’ assessment and personal development week at Kielder Water in Northumberland
The London awards ceremony was attended by senior members of the Shipwrights Court, including The Prime Warden, Mr. Archie Smith.
The Queen’s Silver Medal competition was established in 1944 and has been administered by the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights since 1978. The patron of the Shipwrights continues to be Her Majesty the Queen, with the Permanent Master HRH The Prince of Wales.
Sunseeker currently supports over 116 apprentices through its programme and recruits up to 40 new apprentices each year.
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