Talented NHS apprentice is named the region’s best

Adam Ross with HefmA president Tim Litherland and chairman of the Northern and Yorkshire branch, Ian Rooney.
Adam Ross with HefmA president Tim Litherland and chairman of the Northern and Yorkshire branch, Ian Rooney.
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A talented South Tyneside National Health Service apprentice has been named as one of the best in the region.

Maintenance worker Adam Ross, who works for South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, received a trophy at the Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s estates apprenticeship programme presentation evening.

“He’ll be a superb, highly qualified multi-skilled craftsman” kevin grabham

Adam, 19, of East Boldon, won the trophy for 3rd Year Apprentice of the Year.

The programme was set up to provide training in engineering, electronics, plumbing and joinery.

All the regional estates apprentices were presented individually with certificates of achievement for the past 12 months and special awards were handed out.

At the event, sponsored by the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) and the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (HefmA), Adam was praised for producing work of a very good standard at all times, both at college and in the workplace.

The judges said he was always keen to learn and work, had researched additional courses and had never had any late timesheets.

Adam said: “I wasn’t expecting it but I was really pleased to win. My dad and grandad started work as engineering apprentices, although not in the NHS, so I’m following in their footsteps.

“The training is great and I know it will stand me in good stead for the future.”

Kevin Grabham, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust’s head of estates, said: “We are very proud of Adam, who is an extremely hard worker, practically and academically.

“He will be a superb, highly-qualified multi-skilled craftsman and a great asset to the NHS.”