Prestigious award for Spilsby apprentice

Brian Laud, production manager and Adam Frith, apprentice at Tong Peal. (Photo supplied)
Brian Laud, production manager and Adam Frith, apprentice at Tong Peal. (Photo supplied)
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A TALENTED apprentice has beaten off stiff competition and managed to scoop a top engineering award.

Adam Frith, 20, who works for Tong Peal in Spilsby won Lincoln College’s Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award which he gained though working on a pay-to-learn scheme at the engineering firm and by studying at engineering at Lincoln College.

During for the past two years, Adam has gained experience in many of Tong Peal’s core departments, including welding, fabrication, engineering, final fit and in the drawing office.

Adam said: “There’s been a history of engineering in the family, so I was delighted to get an apprenticeship at such a prestigious local engineering firm.

“Tong Peal has a reputation in the industry for making quality goods, which are sold across the world. It is really exciting to work on machinery, which is going to be exported across the globe.

“I’ve been working at Tong Peal for almost three years and have had a chance to try so many new things. It works well for me as I get to learn the theory of engineering, as well as developing practical skills at the same time.

Brian Laud, production manager at Tong Peal, said: “We are delighted with Adam. He is hard working, conscientious and really takes pride in his work. He absolutely deserves to win this award.”

Adam is currently working in the drawing office as a trainee design engineer, learning about the principals of engineering and machine design to produce drawings which are used throughout Tong Peal’s manufacturing process.

Brian added: “We run a comprehensive apprentice programme, allowing our apprentices to train up on everything from CAD drawings to sheet metal fabrication. Receiving this award, will hopefully give him the confidence to progress his career even further in the industry.”

Tong Peal is currently recruiting for 2012 apprentices. For more information or for an application form, email brianl@tongpeal.com or call 01790 752771.