This week at TrainFX, we’ve been celebrating the achievements of one of our youngest and brightest … James Whitchurch.
James has worked incredibly hard, both academically at Derby College as well as developing and using his engineering skills at TrainFX. He quickly excelled at working across various development projects with us, further honing his skills in system design and became an integral part of the Engineering team at TrainFX. His attitude toward his work and aptitude for learning are second to none.
We are proud to announce that James’ hard work has paid off and he has been awarded the winner for both the Engineering Award and Student of the Year for the 2019 Peak Awards!
James began his journey on his apprenticeship through TrainFX and Derby College back in 2016. First completing his level 3 BTEC then progressing on to his Foundation Degree followed by his final year to achieve his BEng in Systems Engineering.
This is an amazing achievement for James to win both awards from a strong group of approx. 20,000 students across the group of colleges and universities in the East Midlands region. It is an achievement that everyone at TrainFX is very proud of – proving you to not need to be a large OEM to offer an apprenticeship that helps a student excel and acheive their full potential.
“I’m personally very proud to have been at the beginning of James’s journey into work”, explains Andy Wakefield, Operations Manager at TrainFX who is also James’ Manager and Mentor. “We are lucky to have such a capable and ambitious young man in the early stages of his career and we are excited to see what this young man can achieve with TrainFX into the future”.