Congratulations are in order for apprentice Sam King after winning not one, but two awards
at Lowestoft College’s Student Achievement Awards in June. Sam, who works for fabrication specialist Pruce Newman, went into the ceremony knowing that he’d won the Engineering Student of the Year award, and finished a successful evening by being crowned Student Achiever of the Year, an award which was announced on the night.

Speaking about his double win, Sam said, “I was honoured to be chosen for these awards – to say it was a surprise would be an understatement. I hope to live up to it in my next two years of college, and to eventually become a fully trained member of the team.”

Sam’s tutors at Lowestoft College described him as “the perfect student and a joy to teach,” whilst Pruce Newman’s Infrastructure Manager, Dave Todd, said, “Sam is quickly becoming a great asset to the company, and is someone who has plenty of potential. We’re delighted that Sam has been awarded not only Engineering Student of the Year, but also Student Achiever of the Year, and we’re looking forward to helping him build on these achievements during his career with Pruce Newman.”

Recruited through the ECITB, Sam is one of a long line of successful apprentices who have joined Pruce Newman and developed their skills with the company. Sam and classmate Luke Dalton are currently working on client sites in Norfolk, experiencing the full breadth of Pruce Newman’s activities.

The company, which fabricates and installs pipework and steelwork for some of the region’s most high profile energy businesses, provides a wide range of services from one-off fabrications to turnkey project management and outsourced maintenance. It has recently expanded its offer to the energy sector to include specialist subcontract fabrication for upstream engineering companies.