Jun 18 2019 Abbiegail wins Apprentice of the Year voestalpine Metsec apprentice Abbiegail Hill celebrated after winning The Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year 2019, Career Development Award. The Career Development Award is designed to encourage and reward exceptional personal development and commitment to career progression. These awards, now in their 20th year are the only awards specifically for metals industry apprentices. The award requires the company to nominate an apprentice they feel worthy. A nomination letter is sent to the Guild and these are then reviewed with the finalists being notified. The selected finalists then have to state why they think they deserve the award and support this by delivering a 30 minute presentation and interview to an industry based judging panel. The judges looked for apprentices, who had made exceptional progress in developing their knowledge, skills and career in the metals industry; who have made outstanding contribution to their company; and who have demonstrated the greatest development during their apprenticeship. The Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year Competition 2019 was sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers.