Student becomes Apprentice of the Year

West Cheshire College’s Engineering student, Daniel Sullivan, aged 28, from the Wirral, surpassed the competition at this year’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 2017 Awards to become ‘The Most Improved Student/Apprentice 2017’.

Faisal Saeed, Engineering Lecturer at West Cheshire College said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Danny and is truly well deserved.

“Danny has always demonstrated a positive attitude and is highly self-motivated, which has enabled him to excel in his academic achievements.  He is currently working towards distinction grades, having completed his BTEC Level 3 and is now underway with his HNC.”

The IMechE Awards are a highly prestigious and established awards scheme, recognising exceptional engineering students and rewarding the efforts of some of the region’s most deserving students and apprentices.

The Institution believe their Vision of “Improving the world through engineering” will only be achieved by appropriately educated and trained engineers, hence their desire to recognise and encourage up and coming talent. This enables them to demonstrate the key role that engineers play in society, making major contributions to our health, wealth, security plus encouraging further young people to select engineering as a very worthwhile and rewarding professional career.

Faisal went onto say: “Danny is a great example to his fellow students and a credit to the College. His commitment and dedication is second to none and he has really displayed that he is an all-round achiever.

“His recognition at the awards just highlights the calibre of students we have progressing through our courses and we are really proud of Danny.”

Dan, who is from Rock Ferry, also said: “I’m thrilled to have won this award as it was completely unexpected. I feel as though my hard work has paid off and it is great to have been recognised by the IMechE.

“I hope that this will also help boost my profile in the sector and I’m looking forward to this next year of studying for my HNC qualification, as well as the hands-on experience I am gaining, which is equally invaluable.

“I would also like to thank West Cheshire College for all their help and support along the way, as well as my workplace, the engineering team at Farmers Boy Deeside, who have been immensely supportive.”

Dan’s award will also be celebrated at the IMechE’s Annual Dinner in March next year.