Last week saw mechanical apprentice, Michael Smith, congratulated by Ingen for winning a coveted college award. Michael is studying Heating and Ventilation at Glasgow Kelvin College and won the second year award for heating and ventilation, industrial and commercial installations.

Nineteen year old Michael has shown an exceptional level of diligence towards his studies, whilst also gaining experience at Strathyre Primary School, Callander, where he has been able to put his newly learned skills to good use. Michael’s dedication to his career development serves as an inspiration to others throughout the company.

Michael attended a presentation event at Ingen’s office where he was commended for his efforts over the last year. Feedback from his site managers has been consistently outstanding, commending Michael for his commitment and proactive attitude. Similarly, his college results have been strong, with a number of positive appraisals.

Michael said: “Winning this award has definitely given me a confidence boost. On a day-to-day basis, you tend to focus on just getting the job done well, whether that’s at college or on a site. To have had my work recognised is really rewarding and has spurred me on to do even better this year.”

This is the fourth year of Ingen’s apprenticeship programme which currently supports over 40 mechanical and electrical apprentices. The business is committed to nurturing fresh talent and actively encourages its apprentices as they work to gain accreditations.

Jamie Delaney, Executive Director, Ingen, added: “We believe that if we develop and champion our people, great service, delivered safely and intelligently, will follow. The apprenticeship programme is part of that, as we want to make it clear that no matter your level or place within the business, your work is important.

“We have some brilliant apprentices at the moment, but we couldn’t ignore the feedback we received about Michael – he is a deserving winner and we look forward to supporting him through his last two years of college.”