Posted: Thursday 6th October 2011

Flygt Trainee Service Engineer, Lee Meekison, has been named the Apprentice of the Year at the 2011 Pump Centre Conference.

The annual awards are supported by some of the biggest names from the water industry and are designed to promote young emerging talent from within the sector. The competition has grown in popularity since it was introduced as part of the Pump Centre Conference a few years ago and Lee fought off strong competition from the other entrants.

Bob Went, Group Consultant for ITT Water & Wastewater and member of the Pump Centre Council, said:

“The Pump Centre Awards are the ideal way for water companies, manufacturers and service suppliers from the water sector to showcase the young talent from within their organisation. Lee is a shining example of a trainee who has continually applied himself over a number of years to produce some outstanding results. He is a popular and extremely talented member of our team and we are delighted that his efforts have been recognised at an industry-wide level.”

Lee, 22 from West Lothian in Scotland, joined Flygt as an apprentice straight from school in order to pursue his passion for engineering. He was one of four young apprentices from Flygt to be entered into the awards and has taken home a cash prize and framed certificate.

Lee comments:

“I joined Flygt as an apprentice at the age of 17 and have worked hard to learn from my senior colleage’s throughout my role as a trainee service engineer. The support I have recieved from Flygt has spanned from my line manager, right through to a corporate level and I am thrilled to have been named the Apprentice of the Year.”

The Pump Centre is a membership organisation that provides its members with a range of services associated with pumps, pumping systems and related plant and equipment. It utilises the expertise of engineers and scientists drawn from the UK's leading technology organisations to offer expert problem solving and industry training

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