Bodyshop Magazine Awards 2018 is on the horizon, with three Nationwide finalists in the running to take home the coveted industry awards this September.
Previous winners, Nationwide Technical Training and Professional Development Academy, have again been named as finalists in the Education and Training Award. The Nationwide Training Team have seen many successes in 2018, from hosting the IMI National Qualifiers to seeing in an increased number of delegates utilising the facility which has resulted in revenue doubling compared to 2017 figures.
Louise Cope, People Director, said: “The team at the Nationwide Technical Training Academy are extremely deserving of all their successes, and it’s great to see that recognition within the industry continues. I’m proud of their hard-work and their commitment to continuous development, from establishing new, innovative courses, to most recently launching their external training offering.
“No matter the outcome in September, the team should be proud of what they have achieved, not only in this nomination but throughout 2018.”
The positivity doesn’t stop there for Nationwide, with NCRC Yeovil’s Andrew Dodge receiving the good news of his spot on the Apprentice MET finalist list. Working hard through his apprenticeship has seen Andrew go from strength to strength, and with the support of Nationwide, his manager, and the wider team in Yeovil, Andrew’s excellence has now been recognised within the accident repair industry.
Andrew’s manager, Nick Hedges, said: “Andrew is a shining example of what a young person can achieve through an apprenticeship. With hard-work, commitment and dedication, Andy has become a very talented technician with confidence and the ability to go on and have a very successful career.”
Nationwide Paint Technician, James Oakley, from NCRC Portsmouth, is their third Nationwide finalist of 2018. He was named as a finalist in the Paint Technician category after excelling in an online test as well as a practical painting examination where his work was judged against five other competitors.
Congratulating him on his success, James’ manager, Garry Carter, said: “I am delighted that James has made the shortlist. He has been with the company since his apprenticeship and has become the lead painter at Portsmouth, showing great skill and commitment to the company. I would like to wish him good luck in the awards and I’m very proud he is representing Nationwide Portsmouth.”
James, along with all other finalists, has been invited to attend the awards evening, held at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham on the 27-28th September.