Apprentice of the Year


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Vote for your favourite nominee by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and following the instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.

Piaras McErlean from TAS Controls

A quick learner who adapts to many job roles, Piaras McErlean is currently finishing his three-year apprenticeship scheme which he began in 2015. Piaras has brought leadership skills which he developed through his sporting background into TAS Controls, when needed he travels to the UK to work and he willingly works overtime with a good attitude.

Last year, Piaras won Apprentice of the Year NI and he finished second in the UK in a strongly-attended electrical apprenticeship competition. Piaras is reliable, a good time keeper and he is a great asset to TAS Controls.


Reece Moore from Kenwell Engineering

With impeccable time-keeping and a positive attitude to work, Reece has been with Kenwell Engineering for over a year. He came to work with Kenwell Engineering with no knowledge or experience of the industry. His willingness to work means he has progressed at an extraordinary rate.

Reece is presently second in charge for on-site installation of quarry plant, reporting only to the site foreman. His quality of work is excellent. Reece has learned quickly and contributed to the business immensely, Kenwell Engineering have full confidence in Reece and his work for the company.


Victoria Pratt from Russells

Capable of working in all departments within the store, Victoria Pratt has been with Russells for four years, starting on a part time basis and progressing into a full-time role. Victoria took part in an apprenticeship programme and has impressed her peers so much so that she has been chosen by the council to be part of an Apprenticeship promotional campaign.

An excellent all-rounder, Victoria looks after social media accounts for the retailer using the platforms to communicate the latest stock and promotions. She uses her initiative to improve elements of the business and has a natural talent for window dressing and merchandising stock.

HOW TO VOTE: Select the relevant tick box below and click vote. By supporting your favourite nominee you are creating additional awareness of their nomination and highlighting their success.

Closing date Public view for the online vote closes at 5pm on Monday 28th May 2018 and the final deadline is 5pm, Friday 1st June 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.

If you would like to attend the Omagh Business Awards 2018 contact Bronagh Gormley at Omagh Chamber of Commerce on 028 8224 9494/077 3438 9484 or email

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