NIKKEN Apprentice Triumphs with Triple Win

NIKKEN are extremely proud to announce the latest achievement of talented mechatronics maintenance apprentice, Kirbi Taylor.

Kirbi’s determination and commitment to her role at NIKKEN has seen her presented with the AMRC Apprentice of the Year Award (First Year). This prestigious honour, awarded by a panel of AMRC members and award sponsors, is granted based on a student’s contribution within their company.

Commending Kirbi’s thirst for knowledge and willingness to constantly push herself, the judges praised her high level of dedication, citing her as a “positive role model”.

At just 19 years old, this is an incredible third win for Kirbi since embarking on her apprenticeship, having previously celebrated winning Rotherham Apprentice of the Year and the AMRC Spotlight of the Year award respectively.

NIKKEN are strong advocates of apprentices, benefiting from a long-running partnership with the AMRC Training Centre, that has produced an alumni of award-winning NIKKEN apprentices. Alongside Kirbi’s achievements, NIKKEN celebrated service apprentice Jonny Watson receiving the Rotherham Apprentice of the Year award in 2015.

Embodying this alliance, Kirbi’s complete enthusiasm has made her an essential part of the service team and an inspiration to our latest apprentices.

“From the start the AMRC have supported me and pushed me to my full potential. When at NIKKEN I can use all the skills I have learned to progress as an engineer and as an apprentice. NIKKEN have also allowed me to expand my knowledge on how a successful and driven company work in the vast number of departments I have been able to work in outside my main role in service “ – Kirbi Taylor

Since joining our service department in 2019, the team has been continually blown-away by Kirbi’s work ethic and positive attitude. Everyone throughout the company is tremendously proud of her achievements, with the entire team excited to continue supporting her in her future ambitions.

Commenting on Kirbi’s success, Assistant General Manager Tim Bruce said:

"Congratulations Kirbi! We're all very proud of her achievement, earned through hard work, determination and her 'can do' attitude. We're delighted that Kirbi joined us, and we look forward to supporting her in a long and successful career at NIKKEN" 

Apprentice Kirbi Taylor
Kirbi Service Apprentice