A STANNAH Stairlifts apprentice from Andover claimed the top prize at the Basingstoke College 2013/2014 Annual Awards evening.

Bradley Went, 18, came out on top in the Level 2 Electrical/ Electronic Apprentice of the Year category.

The former John Hanson School pupil, who won an apprenticeship with Stannah in 2013, works in the stairlifts production team, as a technician apprentice.

Basingstoke College of Technology principal, Anthony Bravo, praised Bradley during the presentation, saying: “Bradley is diligent, focused and driven. He works incredibly hard at all tasks he puts his mind to and is never satisfied until he achieves the highest results.”

Jacqui Turley, learning and development manager at Stannah Stairlifts Ltd and Bradley’s line manager, was thrilled to see her young apprentice receive his award, adding: “I am delighted for Bradley. He is an asset to our apprentice team – and his hard work and commitment to both his college work and his work placements have been justly rewarded.

“He has applied himself wholeheartedly to his apprenticeship with Stannah and is a shining example of how the scheme provides excellent opportunities for both employee and employer.”

Jon Stannah, joint managing director of Stannah Lift Services Ltd said: “Apprenticeships have always been vital to our business.

“Many of our senior managers began their careers with Stannah as apprentices, so our recruits can see that with hard work and dedication a Stannah Group apprenticeship can be the start of an excellent career.

“Congratulations to Bradley for an outstanding year. We look forward to sharing in his future development.”