Date published 12 July 2021

Following record numbers of apprentice nominations across the engineering industry, Andriy Saczawa was named as Engineering Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious Cambridge Regional College Apprenticeship Awards for his high standard of workmanship and support for colleagues. At the same time, the Marshalls St Ives site where he works received the Engineering Apprentice Employer of the Year Award.

Andriy started his journey with us as an operative and when the engineering apprentice opportunity came up, he was keen to further his learning and establish a career.

Andriy said, “I have always been interested in engineering and I could see the long-term benefits of qualifying as an engineer.

“Winning this award means a lot to me. I never thought I had a chance of winning, but I feel it shows how hard I was working in my apprenticeship. If you are interested in engineering, an apprenticeship is the way to go, as you will be working in an engineering environment on a day-to-day basis, learning from other engineers.”
The 2021 Cambridge Regional College Apprenticeship Awards celebrated eight employers and eight apprentice winners from across the eastern region.

The awards ceremony took place online, with the winners announced in a specially prepared celebratory video delivered by Cambridge Regional College Principal, Mark Robertson and Deputy Principal, Michelle Dowse.  
Michelle Dowse said: “The awards celebrate those learners who go the extra mile and act as excellent ambassadors for others.

“Our winning apprentices and employers trail-blaze a path of success in their chosen fields, which we hope will inspire other learners of all ages to consider taking their first steps to a great career, through the apprenticeship route.”

Early Careers is something we are proud to promote and develop within Marshalls, we have over 70 Apprentices working towards different qualifications across many different functions.