Success for Dan the Distinction Man


Dan Gray, an apprentice with Ringtons, is the first Derwentside College apprentice to achieve a Distinction for his End-point Assessment on the Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard.

Dan, who joined Ringtons in 2017, has also successfully secured a promotion at the company whilst undertaking the Customer Service Apprenticeship.

Jon Malton, Managing Director – Brand at Ringtons said: “It is fantastic news that Dan has achieved a Distinction. The Ringtons brand has a loyal following, and as a service based business it is vital to our success that we have people with the right skills and knowledge at the forefront of our business. Our apprenticeship programme enables us to ensure the principles and practices of outstanding customer service are instilled in our employees so they live and breathe our values.” 

Julie Welsh, pictured above, Senior Training Consultant at Derwentside College said: “We are delighted to see all of the hard work and dedication that Dan has put into his studies reflected with him achieving a Distinction. He has an excellent attitude and his knowledge and skills have really developed. It has been a pleasure to work with Dan, and his Distinction sets a great example to other apprentices of what can be achieved.”

Nick Hancock, Employee Development and Welfare Manager at Ringtons said: “A massive thank you to Julie Welsh for the time and effort she has put into getting Dan to this point. Our partnership with Derwentside College is extremely strong and they really know the sort of people we are looking for.

In 2017 the government introduced new Apprenticeship Reforms, and Dan is one of the first apprentices that we have put through this programme.”

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