Mallaghan apprentice, Colleen O’Boyle, has been named Apprentice of the Year at the 2020 Insider Made in Northern Ireland Awards.

The awards celebrate the best of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector and this year the event, sponsored by Deloitte and HSBC UK, was hosted virtually.

Colleen was recognised for her great achievements and contribution to Mallaghan where during her apprenticeship she was exposed to bespoke manufacturing IT systems and gained experience of dealing with customers.

Sinéad Gaynor, Head of HR at Mallaghan, said:

“Having excelled in every aspect of her apprenticeship, Colleen is without doubt a worthy winner of this award. Her dedication to her career development is to be admired and we are confident she has an extremely bright future ahead of her.

“On behalf of the entire Mallaghan team, I would like to congratulate Colleen on this wonderful achievement.”

Sinéad continued:

“Apprenticeships and training programmes are pivotal to retaining talent in Northern Ireland and to the future success of our company.

“Since 2016, Mallaghan has offered a comprehensive and competitive apprenticeship scheme and we remain committed to providing that valuable opportunity in the years ahead, with the aim of developing the bright sparks of tomorrow.”

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