Sheffield apprentice, Russell Fox is being jetted off by Boeing on Sunday visit its factory in Seattle.
This trip comes as part of the AMRC Training Centre’s Boeing Apprentice of the Year 2015, which Fox won back in March.
The Seattle site’s 80,000 members of staff produces two aircraft a day are built by around .
One of the factories Fox will be visiting, the Everett plant, is the biggest building in the world by volume and has enough space to fit 200 football pitches in.
The trip was won by Fox at the inaugural Apprentice of the Year Awards, where he scooped Barnsley College-sponsored Academic Achiever of the Year Awardm along with the AMRC Training Centre’s Boeing Apprentice of the Year prize.
He commented: “I’m so grateful that my hard work and commitment throughout my apprenticeship has paid off.
“Not only am I AMRC Boeing Apprentice of the year, but I also managed to win the Made in Sheffield Apprentice of the Year. I can’t wait for my trip to Seattle to visit Boeing and I’m mostly excited about seeing their Boeing’s Everett Factory.
“I’ve seen this on TV, but to see this in real life will be a life time memory I will never forget.”
President of Boeing UK and Ireland, Sir Michael Arthur said: “Our need for talented engineers increases; so it is vital that facilities like the AMRC Training Centre continue to train apprentices, some of whom will go on to work for Boeing or one of our many UK supply chain companies.
“These apprentices will be part of the bright future of aerospace in the UK.”
A spokesman for Eldon Tools, Fox’s employer, said: “Russell has got such an interest in what we do as a business. When he goes out with other people to test our tools and gets under the bonnet of a car, he knows exactly what he’s looking at and how it works, which is such a bonus.
“He’s a real enthusiast about everything he does. He throws himself into every challenge.”
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