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Airbus Broughton apprentice of the year Rob Owens flying high

AN AIRBUS apprentice has been recognised for his four years of commitment and hard work.

Rob Owens, 31, who works in the Broughton factory, was named Apprentice of the Year for his consistently high achievements.

Rob, from Wrexham, received his award at an Airbus Recognition of Learning event.

He said: “It’s an award I should really be sharing with my wife Lynsey and our children, for all the support they have given me.

“The Airbus apprentice programme has been fantastic.

“The scheme and the apprentice advisers put me on a clear career path and gave me the opportunity to travel and meet people like the Duke of York and the Secretary of State for Wales.

“The award is the icing on the cake. I couldn’t have asked for more.”

Guest of honour Lesley Griffiths, the Welsh Assembly’s Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills, presented the award.

Robert is currently a member of the health and safety team on the A350 Xtra Wide-Body programme and will become an electrical fitter when wing assembly starts in Broughton’s North Factory.

He has now set his sights on studying for a degree to become an engineer.