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Awards ceremony honours Forgemasters' talent

27 April 2011

Budding young Forgemasters' engineers won recognition for their efforts from the Cutlers' Company and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers.

Budding young Forgemasters' engineers won recognition for their efforts from the Cutlers' Company and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers.

Metallurgist Jade Lee was recognised for her work in the young trainee managers in the steel industry category and was awarded £750 Pontifex travel vouchers at the association's annual awards ceremony.

Travel vouchers worth £500 were also presented to maintenance fitter Thomas Berry while trainee methods engineer Guy Pedley and mechanical engineer Luke Shaw were rewarded with a £50 book of vouchers each.

The awards encourage apprentices and students to expand their knowledge of industry through travel and reading. All entrants make a short presentation before a panel of judges on where they would like to travel and why.

Speaking at the awards, Master Cutler, Professor Bill Speirs, said: "You, as prize winners, should be very proud of your achievements.

"Adding this award to your CV will enable you to differentiate yourself from your peers and we at the Cutlers' Company are delighted to recognise your talents and wish you every success. Never forget that trainees and apprentices are fundamental to the success of Sheffield and manufacturing in this region – and you are among the very best."

Forgemasters' chief executive Graham Honeyman added: "These young engineers represent the future of the manufacturing industry in the region – a future which is becoming increasingly secure as our reputation for excellence spreads.

"The awards will allow them to expand their horizons by providing the means for them to increase their knowledge and extend their learning in a practical way."

First established in the 1920s, the awards acknowledge the importance of education and learning and are designed to encourage young employees to expand their knowledge of the industry through travel and reading.