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14 December 2009

e2v Apprentice Awards Evening 2009

e2v’s annual Apprentice Awards Evening was held at the Shire Hall, Chelmsford.

The event was well attended by apprentices, their families, course tutors and a number of e2v managers, amongst them some former apprentices. This included Business Unit Manager Graham Gooday who spoke about his experiences since joining e2v as an apprentice is 1986.

The most prestigious award of the evening – the “Apprentice of the Year” award – went to third-year apprentice Chris Hill, pictured here with Apprentice Manager, Bob Randall. “Chris has worked very hard throughout the year, achieved excellent results both at college and work, and fully deserves this recognition,” said Bob, adding “we cannot underestimate the value of apprentices to companies like e2v. We can bring through highly motivated young people with knowledge and experience relevant to our specialised business”.

Awards were also presented to those apprentices who have this year completed their Foundation Modern Apprenticeships and Full Framework Advanced Modern Apprenticeships.

Attached picture of Chris Hill being presented with his award by Bob Randall


Andy Bennett Tel: + 44 (0) 1 245 453296



e2v’s objective is to be a global leader in the design and supply of specialised components and sub-systems that enable the world’s leading systems companies to deliver innovative solutions for medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v is organised into four divisions:

  •  High performance electron devices and subsystems for applications including: defence electronic countermeasures, radiotherapy cancer treatment, radar systems, industrial heating, satellite communications amplifiers, digital television transmitters and high power RF systems.
  • Advanced CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and cameras for applications including: space, science and life science imaging, industrial process control, intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray systems and military surveillance.
  • Specialist semiconductors, including logic, memory and microprocessors (in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor) for: high reliability mission-critical programmes in avionics, telecommunications and defence, sensor data acquisition, and high speed data conversion.
  • A range of professional sensing products for applications including: environmental safety, x-ray spectroscopy, automotive alarm and security systems, microwave radar and safety and arming devices, fire rescue and security thermal imaging.

For the year ended 31 March 2009, e2v achieved sales of £233m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In October 2008 e2v acquired QP semiconductor, a leading US-based designer and supplier of specialty semiconductor components used in military and aerospace applications, establishing e2v’s first US manufacturing base.

The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has approximately 1700 employees in six production facilities across Europe and North America. e2v also operates a global network of sales and technical support offices, supported by local distributors and resellers.

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