Jacob is Apprentice of the Year Finalist

3 February 2021

WESC Foundation apprentice Jacob Towner has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s Devon Apprentice of the Year. Members of the public have until 11th February to cast their vote, with the winner being announced as part of National Apprentice Week.

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Young man wearing headphones is smiling and DJing

Former WESC Foundation student Jacob has a vision impairment and Cerebral palsy, but he doesn’t let it hold him back. After college he completed a Supported Internship and is now enjoying the second year of his apprenticeship. He is a much-loved member of the Estates team, and has quickly found ways to work around some of the challenges he faces.

An average day might include testing the fire alarms, welcoming visitors and escorting them and contractors around the site, getting ready for an event, moving equipment and taking deliveries between the offices.

DJ Shrimp

In his spare time Jacob loves his music, and is known to everyone as DJ Shrimp. Jacob has been the house DJ at several in-house events and parties, and was even on the decks for his own ‘big’ birthday party lasts year.

His Cerebral palsy means that his right hand is a lot stronger than his left, so he often DJs with one hand. His MacBook uses magnification and speech recognition software to make it easier for him to find, cue up and mix his music.

About Devon’s Outstanding Apprentice

Radio Exe has teamed up with RGB Building Supplies to find Devon’s Outstanding Apprentice to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week between 8 to 14 February 2021.

Over the last few week parents, employers and training providers have been nominating their worthy apprentices. An independent judging panel has shortlisted three finalists and we need to tell you to tell us who the County’s most outstanding apprentice is.

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