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Sam O’Shea - Press Release

Poole Accident Repairs apprentice Sam O’Shea has been nominated in the Babcock Automotive Apprentice of the Year 2015.

Sam has been nominated to take part by Babcock Automotive Vocational Learning Advisor Stuart Tamkin. Sam will represent Volkswagen in the Body element of the competition. Sam will compete against apprentices from other automotive brands to become an apprentice of the year. The winner in each discipline will be awarded with a certificate and a tablet computer. The overall winner will also be awarded with the Babcock Automotive Apprentice of the Year trophy to take back to their retailer, have their name inscribed on the Babcock plaque and receive a year’s free members to the IMI

As a training provider Babcock delivers several different manufacturer training programmes and the skills competition brings together all the apprentices from the different programmes to challenge for an overall apprentice of the year award, as Sam is on a VW programme he will be representing VWG paint & body.

Leon Coupland Group Director, Accident repair says: ‘Sam has displayed an excellent attitude and commitment towards his training since he first joined the programme in 2012, he has maintained his progression throughout the course of his apprenticeship programme meeting and exceeding all the required targets both at the technical training academy and with his progress in the workplace’.

Due to this progress Sam has registered to take part in the IMI Skill Auto competition which takes place over a series of heats that culminate in a UK final held at the Skills Show, NEC Birmingham on 19 – 21 November 2015.

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