Design company offers job to talented TCAT apprentice

Published: August 19, 2016

A Newport print and design company has expanded its team by giving a full-time job to one of its talented apprentices.

Lewis Brown, from Wellington, has been taken on by AYP Print & Design after completing an apprenticeship through Telford College of Arts and Technology.

The 20-year-old former Ercall Wood Technology College student signed up on an IT Application Specialists apprenticeship after completing his sixth form studies.

And the company, based on the Audley Avenue Business Park, has been so impressed with his work that they nominated him for the TCAT Apprentice of the Year Award.

Lewis said: “I attained good grades in my Art and Design subjects through school and college, and my goal was to be able to work in a field that could develop my design skills and knowledge further.

“I have an eye for detail and really enjoy photography; it allows me to be creative and it also helps me to improve and work on my design skills, especially while spending time editing images.”

Lewis said TCAT had offered the perfect apprenticeship for his chosen career, and added: “My time there has helped me to gain more confidence, experience and another qualification.

“TCAT has given me plenty of support and direction throughout the year. An apprenticeship is an excellent way of gaining work experience and an extra qualification while also earning a weekly wage.”

Martin Hall, AYP Print & Design managing director, said: “Over the last six months in particular, the quality of Lewis’ design work has been exceptional.

“He has taken on projects with a ‘vague’ brief and produced work which our clients have found to be outstanding. His attitude and manner with clients is exemplary.

“Lewis has earned not only our respect, but also that of our clients who, as a result, have recommended us to other businesses – adding value to our company.”

Among the tasks taken on by Lewis this year has been the redesigning and restyling of advertising and printed material for Newport Show.

Martin added: “This was one of many projects where Lewis exceeded the clients’ and our expectations.

“His TCAT apprentice mentor has always been very pleased with the work he has produced, and how he has been able to relate his qualification to the job role he is in.

“Lewis has become part of the team here at AYP, and we cannot fault the contribution he makes to the business.”

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