A SCOTSTOUN apprentice has added yet another award to his thriving collection.

Glen Fraser, a fourth-year technician apprentice at BAE Systems, was awarded Apprentice of the Year - Large Employer Award at the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance Awards in London.

He was recognised for his drive and determination to overcome personal challenges and become a talented engineer.

Previously, the Post reported that Glen was identified as having dyslexia in primary school but did not seen this as barrier to having a successful career.

Andrew Wolstenholme, group managing director, Land and Maritime BAE Systems, said: “I’m delighted that Glen has received this well-deserved and prestigious award in recognition of his drive and determination to succeed in his apprenticeship.

“It is also testament to the dedication and enthusiasm he shows in his role as a proud STEM ambassador. BAE Systems is committed to developing and inspiring the engineers of tomorrow, and our apprentices are a vital part of our workforce. Glen is an inspiration and excellent role model to aspiring apprentices and indeed to all of us.”

Glen is said to be excelling in his apprenticeship and has already won a number of awards, including the Prince Philip and Hammermen awards, and was named Naval Ships Apprentice of the Year in his first and third years of his apprenticeship.

And the kind-hearted apprentice previously donated £500 of prize money to Dyslexia Scotland in the hope that he can help others to overcome the challenges they may face.

BAE Systems celebrated further success at the recent event when it was awarded the Diversity in Engineering Award; recognising the businesses achievement in doubling the number of female apprentices in its UK business over the past seven years.