MTC Apprentice Wins Top Award

MTC Apprentice Wins Top Award

Date: Monday 29 July 2019

News MTC Apprentice Wins Top Award

MTC’s Olivia wins Business Administration Apprentice of the Year

A first-year apprentice at the Manufacturing Technology Centre has been honoured with Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training's Business Administration Apprentice of the Year Award.

Olivia Burton, aged 19, is on the MTC's three year business administration apprenticeship at the Coventry-based MTC.

Olivia, who comes from Rugby and is a former pupil of Ashlawn School said her apprenticeship at the MTC had opened up a wide range of career options.


"This award shows that hard work doesn't go unnoticed and it pays off. I love my job and progressing in my career, so it gives me a great sense of achievement," she said.

She added, "I would 100 per cent recommend the MTC business admin apprenticeship to anyone looking for a business-related apprenticeship, particularly as the scheme is structured to rotate us around various departments within the MTC. This gives us so much experience and a very good understanding of a business as a whole."

Sharon Anderson, manager of the MTC's business admin apprentice team said she was delighted with Olivia's success.


“She has worked in a number of departments and has given total commitment to all that she does. She has applied herself to her studies and produced work of a very high standard. She is keen to develop her skills and demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm and a positive approach and is looking forward to developing her career at the MTC," she said.

She added, "Although the MTC is well known and recognised for its world-class engineering apprenticeships, we have a very well developed business administration apprenticeship in which apprentices are given responsibility in a real business environment from their first day."

MTC apprentice Connor Fulton was also short-listed for the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training's Business Administration Apprentice of the Year award and will receive a certificate for his efforts.

Pictured: MTC business admin apprentice Olivia Burton (second from left) with (left to right) Sharon Anderson, manager of the MTC's business admin apprentice team, with Kate Glazzard, account manager and Sue Jones, training advisor, both from Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training.


The MTC engineers have been working alongside our team. We’ve all been impressed by their modest attitudes and exceptional knowledge. As a result, we’ll be manufacturing components that couldn’t previously be made.

Jason Aldridge
Managing Director, Arrowsmith