Grant named as top GSK apprentice

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LOCAL lad Grant Forsyth has been named as GSK Montrose’s Apprentice of the Year 2011

The presentation took place recently with 10 apprentices from site competing in the 30th anniversary of the highly prestigious award.

Those participating were, Paul Duncan, Willie Forbes, Charles Dundas, Christopher Whitworth, Ross Leport, Darren Young, Daniel Godden, Grant Mitchell, Grant Forsyth and Danny Ross.

The awards were presented by GSK engineering director Stewart Doyle who gave an insight into forthcoming changes to a centrally-funded apprentice programme for this year. The scheme aims to employ more apprentices across a number of GSK sites both in engineering and laboratories.

Grant received a £100 voucher, a small trophy to keep as a permanent memento of his achievement as well as the honour of being the 30th name added to the Brian Walker shield.

A second award for most improved apprentice went to Danny Ross, who also received a trophy and a £50 voucher.

Mr Doyle congratulated all the apprentices and praised their maturity, commitment and willingness to learn. He also acknowledged they were good ambassadors for both the company and the site as well as being role models for the younger apprentices who join the scheme each year.

After the presentations the apprentices’ parents were given a tour of the GSK site and shown where their sons work.