System Group Apprentice Wins Top Prize At Industry Awards
A System Group apprentice working for CEMEX UK won the top prize at the Talent in Logistics Awards at the end of last month, reflecting her commitment to training as she pursues a career as a driver at one of the UK’s leading suppliers of building materials, CEMEX UK.
Twenty-two-year-old Christina Wilcox, who’s the first female apprentice and driver at CEMEX UK’s Rugby cement plant in the Midlands, won the coveted Apprentice of the Year following her Level 3 Driving Goods Vehicles Apprenticeship, delivered by System Group.
She secured her success after demonstrating her proficiency driving and delivering 44 tonne bulk cement tankers as part of a 90-strong driver workforce.
The Talent in Logistics Awards recognises the skills and achievements of the people that keep the logistics sector, and the country, running, with the winners judged by a panel of industry leading experts.
Christina’s achievement capped a night of success for System Group, which was also nominated in the Training Programme of the Year and Grand Finals of RTITB’s Forklift Operator of the Year categories.
She said on receiving her award: “I was shocked but delighted to win the award both for myself and other young aspiring drivers. It wouldn’t have been possible without the excellent apprenticeship scheme offered by CEMEX through System Group, which has been run for the last three years.”
Darren, Chief Executive at System Group, which trains drivers for local and national logistics operators, said: “Christina’s hard work and dedication is truly commendable, so many congratulations to her. She’s an inspiration and further endorses our focus on nurturing young talent and equipping them with them with the skills and confidence to meet the UK’s pressing need for trained drivers.”