College plumbing apprentice Aaron Housen has been named JTL’s ‘National MES (Mechanical Engineering Services) Apprentice of the Year’ at a ceremony held on 6th June in London.

JTL is the leading work-based learning provider in the building services engineering sector across England and Wales and also provides a growing choice of professional development training for those already working within the industries.


Aaron was chosen from a cohort of more than 1,200 final year apprentices and was presented with an engraved glass award and a toolkit from sponsor Monument Tools valued at over £500.

JTL Training Officer Mark Brown said: “Aaron has passed all his exams to the highest level completing his NVQ Level 3 and his gas safe training. In addition, he has been an exemplary attendee at Buckinghamshire College Group over the four years of his apprenticeship.

Aaron, who works for Dunamis Heating and Mechanical Services in Hayes, Middlesex, said: “Despite winning the regional award, I didn’t really believe I had a chance of taking the National Award as well. I was gobsmacked to have won and to have been recognised in such a huge way.  It was an amazing day and it was great to be able to share it with my family and especially my new son Eli – who is just five weeks old!”

“Talking of his time at BCG, Aaron said, “The college, in particular Jamie Cousins, taught me many things and reinforced everything I have learnt on site. Jamie’s attention to detail, which he has passed onto me, is second to none.  If you are thinking about a college plumbing apprenticeship, I would fully recommend the course & the college. It offers a comprehensive learning environment with excellent staff to help smooth any queries the learners have.”


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