Apprentices from RAF Brize Norton Win at RAF's Apprentice of the Year Awards

The RAF is a major provider of Apprenticeships in the UK; at any one time there are approx. 2800 learners across 24 different trades on one of the 16 different apprenticeship schemes.

This year there are three very deserving winners from RAF Brize Norton were Senior Aircraftman (SAC) Robert Cooper, SAC (Technician) (SAC(T)) Daniel Gallery and SAC(T) Matthew Vint.

Best Centenary Apprentice in Logistics Movements - Senior Aircraftman (SAC) Robert Cooper has previous military experience in the Army, in particular logistics, he joined the RAF in January 2016. Keen for promotion, he is trying to gain experience in all areas of the diverse trade of Logistics Mover. Currently employed at Air Movements Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, as part of the Cargo Section, his responsibilities have included freight and paperwork preparation for aircraft to multiple global destinations.

"My overriding emotion at receiving this award is one of being overwhelmed. To be awarded this highlights the hard work of all Logistics (Movements) personnel within the apprenticeship scheme." 

Senior Aircraftman Robert Cooper

Best Centenary Apprentice in Aircraft Technician (Avionics) - SAC(T) Daniel Gallery is an Aircraft Technician (Avionics) currently serving at RAF Brize Norton on LXX SQN (A400M). He joined the RAF in August 2010 and has previously worked on Puma and Chinook helicopters at RAF Benson. Hobbies outside of work include cycling, cooking and reading. He aspires to teach phase 2/3 trainees at RAF Cosford upon promotion to Corporal.

"I'm over the moon about being nominated, I've worked hard since finishing my training at RAF Cosford and it's nice to have those efforts recognised."

Senior Aircraftman (T) Daniel Gallery

Best Centenary Apprentice in Aircraft Technician (Mechanic) - SAC(T) Matthew Vint is an Aircraft Mechanical Technician based at RAF Brize Norton on LXX Sqn (A400M); however, at the time of his nomination he was stationed at RAF Marham and employed within the Tornado Structures flight. He was responsible for carrying out structural repairs on numerous different elements of the aircraft from panels to pylons. Having been posted onto a new platform in the A400M, his ambition is to become a Ground Engineer within the transport fleet.

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