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Talented trio scoop top titles at awards ceremony

A trio of talented apprentices from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been honoured at an awards ceremony.

“As a Service we are 100 per cent committed to supporting young people as they take their first steps on the career ladder as well as encouraging all members of staff, both operational and support, to continue learning as they progress."

Tim Wareham, Learning and Development Manager.

The three members of staff were praised at the Celebrating Success Awards run by Stoke-on-Trent College.

Samantha Durose and James Russell scooped Individual Apprenticeship Awards in accounting and business administration, respectively. Richard Monk received the group Apprenticeship Award in catering.

The Service also sponsored the Student of the Year award which was won by Manisha Khan for her contribution to the college.

Learning and Development Manager at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Tim Wareham praised the hard work of the winners.

He said: “We are all really proud of Samantha, James and Richard for excelling in each of their categories. They were up against some very tough competition and being nominated for the awards was a real achievement in itself, so winning them was excellent news. 

“As a Service we are 100 per cent committed to supporting young people as they take their first steps on the career ladder as well as encouraging all members of staff, both operational and support, to continue learning as they progress.

“This ethos allows us to move with the times, providing an efficient and effective fire service that is able to respond to and deal with modern day emergencies.”

Samantha has been with the Service for two years, James joined just over two and a half years ago and Richard took on his role one year ago. They are all 20-years-old.