A STAFF member at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has been awarded with a long-service 'Gold Award' for 50 years' commitment to the engineering department.

Pete Dixon has taken on most roles during his time at the college, including faculty head, head of the engineering department and lead assessor.

Pete, 74, has also trained most of the engineering managers in the local area whose companies now have apprentices.

Principal Anthony Bravo said: “Pete is a very professional and private colleague, but is hugely valued as a great source of advice and guidance by the whole Engineering team.

"He is excellent at his job and is not only well respected within the College, but also in the local area at the various Engineering firms and by the awarding bodies.”

Pete’s daughter, Becki added: “I’m super proud of my dad who received his 50-year long service award from BCoT. He’s 74 and still works part-time! He’s had numerous roles over the years and has taught many engineers."

Pete was presented with the certificate at a celebratory BBQ, where Principal Bravo also awarded a series of other awards:

  • Corporate Member of the Year - Sally Tyler (Deputy Student Records Manager)
  • Curriculum Staff Member of the Year - Paul Beckett (Course Director for Automotive)
  • Aspiral Staff Member of the Year - Ian Scott (Apprenticeship (Maths & English) Progression Tutor)
  • Outstanding Employer Engagement - Kate Barrett (Specialist Support Tutor) and Dave Trevellion (Course Director for Construction)
  • Apprentice of the Year - Jay Anderson (Digital Apprentice)
  • Delivery - Bright Beginning - Emma Bevan (Lecturer for Hairdressing)
  • Indirect Support - Bright Beginning - James Ridley (Desktop Support Engineer)
  • Direct Support Bright Beginnings - Felicia Troberg (Retention and Progression Tutor)
  • Delivery Team of the Year - Art and Design
  • Direct Support Team of the Year - Curriculum Technicians
  • Indirect Support Team of the Year - Exams
  • Innovators of the Year – individual or team - Scott Hayden (Digital Innovation Specialist) and Digital Team
  • Staff Voted by Students (Full-time) - Fiona Dicks (Course Director for Health Care And Early Years) and Mark McKechnie (Course Director for Travel & Tourism and Business)
  • Staff Voted by Students (Part-time) - Angela Greening (Course Director for Finance and Professional Courses)
  • Principal’s Award - Daunta Trench, Katrina Heath (Health And Safety Coordinator) and Ian Ward (IT Services Manager)