A Stagecoach Yorkshire bus engineer apprentice from Rotherham has won a national award – for the second year running.
Matthew Sanderson, who lives in Kimberworth, and is based at the firm’s Ecclesfield depot, was awarded first place in the year three category of Stagecoach’s 13th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards, after judges once again recognised his ‘exceptionally high’ standard of work.
As winner at the national company’s awards ceremony, held at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, the 24-year-old was awarded a trip to the Scania factory and training facility in Sweden, as well as the chance to help a truck-racing team at Brands Hatch for the weekend.
And the latest award win also follows on from his initial success back in 2015 when Matthew took the second place spot when he was a first year apprentice.
Adam Roper from Stagecoach’s Chesterfield depot was also in the spotlight at the awards event after gaining the year two depot vote.
Dave Heptinstall, Stagecoach Yorkshire Engineering Director, said: “Matthew is an enthusiastic and motivated apprentice and goes above and beyond in his duties day in, day out.
“For him to win this award for two years running is very well-deserved and wonderful recognition of his efforts and performance – everyone at Stagecoach is thrilled for both Matthew and Adam.”
Clare Willis, Deputy Stagecoach UK Bus Training and Development Manager (Engineering) said: “The calibre and potential of all of our apprentices continues to grow and each year the judging becomes more difficult. Our winners this year have all worked to an exceptionally high standard and they thoroughly deserve their awards.
“The Stagecoach apprentice scheme is vital to the future success of our business and we are delighted to have such skilled and committed people in our team, playing a vital role in the delivery of high-quality services for millions of passengers who travel on our buses every day.”