Traineeship Student Rewarded For Commitment & Dedication by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Pictured L-R: Zion Hopkins, Apprentice Firefighter Chris Holgate, Chief Fire Officer Simon Smith, Apprentice Firefighter Tomas Givelin

A Traineeship student from Wrexham has been rewarded for his commitment and hard work by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Coleg Cambria student Zion Hopkins, 17, from Wrexham has been on a Traineeship programme and was presented with the Young Person of the Year Award by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS).

For the past 10 months Zion has been on an extended work placement with NWFRS. He was one of three who received the award for the commitment they demonstrated within the service.

Speaking about his achievenemnt, Coleg Cambria Traineeships Operations Support Manager, Nicola Gaughran said:”Zion has worked extremely hard while on his Traineeship programme and extended placement with NWFRS. We were so proud to hear that he was presented with the award for his role in helping support the team when a member of the public became ill at an event he was staffing a fire safety stand; he thoroughly deserves his award.

“He is now learning to drive and undergoing Welsh lessons with Coleg Cambria as part of his Traineeship to ensure he has all skills needed to work within NWFRS moving forward.”

NWRS Traineeship is a programme Coleg Cambria and NWFRS have run for several years. The programme is currently recruiting for the new course that will start in January.

If you are aged 16-18, live in North Wales and would be interested in applying for a NWFRS Traineeship, then please email traineeships@cambria.ac.uk