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OFTEC trainee of the year
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A Pembrokeshire College trainee was recently recognised as Trainee of the Year at OFTEC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence.
The best talent in the oil heating industry was showcased at OFTEC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence held in June with both installers and manufacturers recognised for their achievements.
More than 170 industry guests attended the Awards which saw Pembrokeshire College trainee Daniel Pannell, an apprentice with Pembrokeshire Housing Association Ltd, pick up the award for Trainee of the Year.
After picking up the award Daniel commented: “Winning this award is massive. I didn’t know I’d been entered for it until my boss told me two weeks ago so it’s a real surprise and a confidence boost. I’m working towards becoming a fully qualified plumber and this will definitely help me along the way.”
The Awards ceremony, which was compered by comedian Sean Collins, took place at Nailcote Hotel and Leisure Club near Coventry, as part of OFTEC’s new look ‘Big Event’ which included a trade show, seminar programme and Member mini conference.
Speaking at The Big Event, OFTEC director general Jeremy Hawksley, said: “This year’s Awards for Excellence proved bigger and better than ever before and the standard of entries reflects the abundance of talent we have in the industry. I would like to congratulate all our winners and the excellent contribution they have made to the oil heating market.
“Our industry undoubtedly faces challenges going forward but with the current competitive price of oil, which is predicted to remain low, and a revival in oil boiler sales, we remain optimistic about the future. OFTEC will continue its valuable work at all levels, from the Government to the consumer, to safeguard and progress the oil heating industry.”
To find out more about oil training courses at the College, contact Admissions on 0800 9 776 788.