NLTG Apprentices Soar to Success

NLTG apprentices go above and beyond to achieve the knowledge, skills and behaviours to grow and progress within their chosen field.

Here we focus on two of our apprentices, Kurtus Cartmell and Matthew Marriott, who are set to have outstanding careers. Both Kurtus and Matthew were recently shortlisted at the inaugural Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards; Kurtus for Construction/Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year and Matthew for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year.


Pictured above at the Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards, from left to right, is Kurtus Cartmell, Kurtus’ NLTG Apprenticeship Tutor, Sean Clarke, Matthew Marriot and Matthew’s NLTG Apprenticeship Tutor, Paul Maguire.


After winning NLTG’s 2021 Apprentice of the Year award, Kurtus has continued to make an impression at Integral Surface Designs. He is an invaluable member of the company, supporting continuous improvement processes and earmarked for rapid progression within the organisation.

Kurtus’ NLTG Tutor, Sean Clarke, commented:

“Kurtus was a guarantee for my nomination for Apprentice of the Year for many reasons. Not only has he completed the majority of his Apprenticeship portfolio ahead of schedule, but he has also produced evidence of an extremely high standard and has shown a thirst for

knowledge during our sessions. Despite challenges in his personal life, he has maintained a positive attitude, shown a determination to create a real career for himself and has continued to impress his Manager, Peter Davidson. Kurtus has developed significantly over the last year and a half, from a student who shifted nervously and avoided eye-contact in our initial assessment to walking through a workshop with his head held high and feeling that he has found a home away from home at Integral.”

Matthew has also taken strides in his career at Northcote. He is a rising star and a dedicated chef. Successfully completing his Apprenticeship during a period of COVID-19 lockdowns and furlough, he is now excelling at the Michelin star restaurant.

Northcote Executive Chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, commented: “Matt is a young chef who has thrown himself completely into the challenges of working in a Michelin star kitchen and the pressures this brings. The dedication to become a top-quality chef covers many areas; timekeeping, appearance, team ethics, discipline and most of all, a love for the job. Matt is ticking all those boxes. If he continues, Matt will achieve whatever he wants to in the trade and he is a pleasure to have in my team.”

Well done to both Kurtus and Matthew for excelling in their Apprenticeships and continuing to impress both their employers and NLTG!