Jordan Bancroft, 23, has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices, after winning the coveted 2017 ‘ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award’ during an awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 September in London.

Jordan, who works for ECA member-firm Imtech Engineering Services in Nottingham, was trained by leading provider JTL. After overcoming fierce competition from the other finalists, Jordan has won top prizes including £1,500 cash and a study tour to Limoges, France, sponsored by top manufacturer Legrand.

During the judging process, the panel of industry experts said they believed Jordan would make an excellent ambassador for the ECA and industry over the next 12 months.

Jordan said: “It’s an absolute honour for me to be recognised as ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year and to become an industry ambassador. The training and practical experience I have received from Imtech and JTL has been first class and it’s a privilege to represent both organisations.”

The three runners-up, who each won £750 and a state-of-the-art toolkit, are as follows:

  • Christopher Musson – David Pearce Electrical Contractors
  • Charlie Nicholson – NRT Building Services
  • Ashley Osbourne – Playfords Ltd

Jordan now works for Imtech as a trainee engineer and he has also been studying for a BTEC in Building Services. He was part of the Imtech team working on the Olympic Stadium Transformation Project, which converted the stadium into a multi-use sporting venue, including becoming the home of West Ham United FC.

The 43rd ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award ceremony, held at Kensington Roof Gardens, London, was attended by a host of leading figures from across the electrotechnical industry.