Eleanor Cantwell, a third-year apprentice technician at Vertu Mercedes-Benz Aylesbury, has been honoured with the Tony Pritchard Recognition Award for Mercedes-Benz UK.

The award recognises her exceptional dedication, skill, and commitment to excellence within the Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Academy.

This year saw a record-breaking number of applications, demonstrating the elite nature of apprentices within the Mercedes-Benz programme.

Assessment results, behavioural scores, work submissions, and nomination form details were considered in the rigorous selection process.

In grabbing the prize, Eleanor earned a week's work experience at Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team headquarters, offering her invaluable insights and experience.

Justin Boon, Head of Business at Vertu Mercedes-Benz Aylesbury, said: "Eleanor is very eager to learn and always enthusiastic and she has integrated really well into the team.

"I am very proud of her for being chosen for this award, it is well-deserved."

The Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Academy continues to play a vital role in developing young talent for the Mercedes-Benz network.