21st October 2022
Congratulations to City of Liverpool College engineering student, Harvey Hudson, who was named Young Apprentice of the Year recently at the prestigious CIBSE Young Engineer Awards 2022, held in London this month.
Harvey, who is studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering, was commended on the night for demonstrating excellence in his studies, alongside the hard work and dedication he shows during his placements with leading energy management consultants, Vital Energi.
Harvey is one of a group of recent recruits to Vital Energi’s ‘Net Zero Apprenticeship Programme’, which was founded in partnership with The City of Liverpool College to address the skills gap in the engineering industry across the UK.
Jenny Jackson, Resource Manager at Vital Energi said: “We are delighted that one of the first students to enrol on our Net Zero Apprenticeships programme has won this award.
“Harvey isn’t just a great apprentice, he’s also a fantastic ambassador for apprenticeships. He’s spoken at events about the benefits of apprenticeships and to audiences ranging from school children to industry experts, and he has also had a real impact on promoting, not only our apprenticeship programme, but also apprenticeships in general. We’re very proud that one of the apprentices enrolled on our course has distinguished himself on a national level.”
Lynn Borthwick, Head of School, said: “Our staff in the School of Engineering, Green Technologies & Logistics are delighted that Harvey has been recognised for his hard work and dedication to studies.
“The whole [apprentices] group have been studying a range of topics and have worked very hard to achieve good results both in internally-assessed units and in these national exams. We work closely with Vital Energi to ensure our learners can apply their theoretical knowledge to the work placements they undertake, and also bring the work-based learning to class and enrich the sessions with their practical experience.”
The Apprentice of the Year Category is in its third year of the CIBSE Awards and was introduced to the programme to recognise the innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, whilst also showcasing those employers who are truly committed to developing and encouraging young talent.
Harvey spoke about his time on the programme, saying: I’ve found my course at The City of Liverpool College to be excellent – the teachers and apprenticeship team are very supportive and are always there to help you to progress further.
“My apprenticeship is really unique because I’ve been able to work within different departments in a company – from design, and commercial, to site placements. This has really helped me to further develop my skills at college because I’ve been given hands on work experience that complements the college course I’m studying. I’m really grateful for the opportunities I’ve been offered.”