Composites manufacturer, Codem Composites take home ‘Mentor of the Year’ award at recent Peterborough Apprenticeship Awards ceremony.
The Peterborough Apprenticeship Awards was the inaugural awards run by the Peterborough Telegraph and JPI Media for the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire region to recognise both excellence both with apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces as well as businesses who invest and grow their own talent with apprentices.
Composites firm Codem Composites had a very successful night being finalists in both the SME Employer of the Year category and with their Composites Technician Apprentice; Sam Unsworth a finalist in the Engineering/Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year. Training Supervisor, Monika Wiacek, took home the Mentor of the Year award. Monika won in recognition of the support she gives the 9 apprentices at Codem Composites. Kevin Doherty; Managing Director, Codem Composites added, “Winning the Mentor of the year award was truly well deserved, Monika is an excellent engineer and experienced teacher who is able to align those skills to bring expertise, a calm authority and enthusiasm to the apprenticeship environment. Monika really is the glue that gels the apprentices and Codem together and makes it such a successful partnership.”
On winning, Monika said: ‘I love that this job enables me to combine my love of engineering with teaching, I love it when you see personality and independence from the apprentices come through. In this job, you see progress every day.”
Peterborough Telegraph Editor, Mark Edwards commented “The Peterborough Apprenticeship Awards has been an outstanding evening, a real celebration of everything that’s great about where Peterborough business is at the moment and how apprentices are making a great contribution to that success”