Babcock’s Devonport apprentices honoured at prestigious awards ceremony


Babcock apprentices based at Devonport Royal Dockyard have been formally commended for their efforts and achievements during their annual Apprentice Awards Evening held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth.

The ceremony was attended by more than 500 guests who came together to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have completed apprenticeships in the past year.

Justin Leigh, former BBC Spotlight presenter, hosted the event, during which hundreds of apprentices across many trades were presented with certificates by Babcock’s Paul Watson, Managing Director, Devonport.

Each of the six trade groups named a winner of the prestigious Apprentice of the Year category, as voted for by their Apprentice Development Manager, and Gary Simpson, Managing Director Support, presented the trophies to the deserving winners.


Cameron Rogers, Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician (Mechanical) had a special mention for the outstanding effort he has made throughout his entire apprenticeship.

As well as receiving the Queen’s Silver Medal, he is someone who can be relied on to deliver above and beyond what is asked of him. He also received the Higher Level Engineering Apprentice of the Year accolade.

Paul Watson extended his congratulations, saying: “Well done to every individual who received an award. It is fantastic to see so many committed and talented individuals with such promise and excellent career prospects with Babcock. A huge thank you for your efforts and many congratulations.”

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