JTL Training: Ahmar Iqbal

JTL apprentice Ahmar Iqbal won the 2019 Health, Medical and Social Care Apprentice of the Year Award at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham


Ahmar is currently a third-year level 3 engineering apprentice with the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. He originally planned to go to university to train as a pharmacist. However, after completing the first year of his degree, he realised he preferred more hands-on work.

Ahmar applied and was accepted for the medical engineering apprenticeship at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, where he uses his academic ability and problem-solving skills every day. So far, he has completed placements across various sections of the clinical engineering and radiotherapy departments.

He said: “I was honoured and thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2019. Knowing that the work I do has a direct, positive impact on patient care and their quality of life makes me proud to be a part of the NHS. Every day, I learn different things and gain a wide breadth of experience and knowledge.”

Martin Bolton, Ahmar’s training officer at JTL, said: “I am thrilled that Ahmar has been recognised and we wish him the best of luck for a bright future in the medical engineering sector.”


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