A teenager from Oakworth has picked up a pair of awards recognising his engineering apprenticeship achievements.

Adam Cousins, 19, who works at Eastburn-based Cinetic Landis, was presented with an award for fitting and another for health & safety by the training provider Training 2000.

He was among a group of learners aged from 17 to 46 who were rewarded at the engineering awards ceremony in Blackburn’s Duken-halgh Hotel.

Mr Cousins said: “It was really exciting to go up on stage and be presented with my awards. I chose to do an apprenticeship because I thought that would be a better route for me than an academic course and it’s great to be getting paid to learn about an industry that I’m interested in.”

Martin Eatough, engineering programmes director at Training 2000, which is based in Nelson, added: “We are very proud of all our engineering learners who have shown their dedication through hard work and determination.

“It is great to see their efforts rewarded and we want to offer our congratulations to all of our winners and wish them all the best in their future careers. Standards were very high this year so they should all be proud of their achievements.”