Mechanic wins praise and apprentice of year award

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 November 2013

Mitchel Hayes (left) recevies his 'apprentice of the year' award. Picture: N7 Photography

Mitchel Hayes (left) recevies his 'apprentice of the year' award. Picture: N7 Photography


A trainee mechanic from Ottery St Mary has been praised for his driven attitude which has steered him to success in his course at Exeter College.

Mitchel Hayes, who works at Riverside Motors, received an ‘Apprentice of the year’ award after completing a three-year motor technician qualification.

Exeter College skills officer Tim Laye described the 20-year-old Ottery resident as a ‘confident, driven and pleasant young man’ who had always managed to complete his work to a high standard and one time.

Sheila Clarke, one of the directors at Riverside Motors, said: “All the Directors and staff at Riverside are very proud of his achievement, especially as he was told by teachers at his secondary school that he was never destined to do well in the workplace! His keen attitude and friendly personality are appreciated by everyone he meets and we feel very lucky to have him on our team.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald