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Chubb trainee wins Apprentice of the Year award

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Fire safety and security solutions providers Chubb has congratulated its trainee staff member Cameron Mahoney on winning a prestigious Apprentice of the Year award.

Mahoney won the First Year Apprentice of the Year award from New College Lanarkshire (NCL), the provider of fire and security apprenticeships in Scotland, at this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week (March 6-13), beating out 61 other students to the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards trophy. He said: “I’m proud to have won the award out of so many people.”

NCL also commended two other Chubb apprentices, Cameron Matthew and Owen Craig, for being in the top 10 during the award ceremony held at the college on 9th March.

Scott Shanks, Fire and Security Assessor at NCL, said: “Cameron has been a fantastic student since he arrived and has excelled at everything we have asked of him.”

John Stewart, General Manager for Chubb in Scotland, said: “The win showed the company’s ongoing commitment to invest in young people and bring them into the industry.”

Chubb also triumphed in the Large Employer of the Year category. The company was recognised for its commitment to working in partnership with New College Lanarkshire over many years to support apprentices through to successful achievement.

Simon Gallacher, Regional Service Manager for Chubb in Scotland, commented: “It was a real pleasure to be present for Cameron’s winning and to accept the prize for Chubb, almost 20 years since winning the apprentice award himself. I’m a great believer in Chubb’s Apprenticeship program. I started as an apprentice with Chubb in 2003 and, like many others, have turned my apprenticeship into an enriching career.

“I have held multiple roles in the past 20 years, and I’m not sure I could have done that anywhere else as Chubb has enabled that progression. I’ve had some very supportive managers who have demonstrated great leadership and have always encouraged me to aim higher. Apprenticeships are challenging, they take much work, and you essentially get back what you put in. The apprentices we have in the team are a testament to that ethos, and they show exactly where a positive attitude and desire to learn can take you.”

New College Lanarkshire, which operates across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire, is the largest apprenticeship training provider in Electronic Fire & Securities Systems in Scotland.

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