On Tuesday 18th June iRG attended the Bodyshop Repair Industry Apprentice Awards (BRIAA’s) at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry where we celebrated the success of three of our talented apprentices!
Hosted by ABP, the fantastic event celebrated the importance of young talent and the value of apprenticeships to the body repair industry. Following lunch and networking in the exhibition area, the awards were given out.
We could not decide on a finalist and awarded the Progressive Apprentice of the Year to all three shortlisted apprentices!
Our apprentice Joe Griffiths won ‘iRG Progressive Apprentice of the Year 2019’. Joe has been with iRG Cardiff for just over a year as a Panel Beater. In his short amount of time at iRG so far, he has shown impressive diligence to his work, taking a high level of accountability for his work. Joe has entered the Autoskills regional competition as he is keen to further his skills set. Joe is friendly, approachable and always willing to help, all of which makes him a highly valued team player.
Our apprentice Jamie Smith won ‘iRG Progressive Apprentice of the Year 2019’. Jamie enjoys working at iRG Bridgend and demonstrates great ability when working on prestige vehicles such as JLR, BMW and Mercedes. He really has risen to the challenge of becoming a great developer. He has continued to show great diligence in his work. He is friendly, approachable and always willing to help in any department. An excellent team player.
Our apprentice Jake Abbruzzese won ‘iRG Progressive Apprentice of the Year 2019’. Jake has a thirst for knowledge and is always inquisitive when learning new skills. Jake has been at iRG Pontypridd for one year and is demonstrating great ability and enthusiasm. He really has risen to the challenge of becoming a great developer. He has continued to show great diligence in his work. He is friendly, approachable and always willing to help. An excellent team player.
“Apprentices are important for future proofing our industry, more today than at any other time. We have a great group of apprentices so the decision to award Joe, Jamie and Jake was a difficult one but one they thoroughly deserve. The BRIAA provides us with a great opportunity to recognise and reward our most progressive apprentices for their commitment, hard work and achievements over the past year. Congratulations to all award winners.” Commented Steve Peart Managing Director of iRG.
Congratulations again to Joe, Jamie and Jake on your award wins and keep up the good work!