Three apprentices have been awarded top of their year at Linde Material Handling’s annual Apprenticeship Awards.

Left to right: David Flint, Max Sammartano, Wesley Edmunds and Jack Young.

Jack Young, Wesley Edmunds, and David Flint were each of the winners of their respective year groups, with Jack Young being named as the overall apprentice of the year.

This year the event was held at Brooklands Museum on 14th November and celebrated the young people in Linde’s apprenticeship training programme.

Linde currently has 64 apprentices across the four-year programme having taken on 139 apprentices to date.

The course allows young people to gain valuable industry experience which enables them to develop their professional and personal skills while also gaining a formal qualification.

Apprenticeships are at the root of the government’s drive to equip people with the skills that employers need to expand their businesses.

Linde’s industry leading apprenticeship programme teaches a broad range of skills and theory needed to service and repair a large range of forklift trucks and beyond.

The scheme also provides the apprentices with a platform to build their career into other areas of the business.

The winners are chosen using exam and coursework criteria along with testimonials from key stakeholders.