Apprentice Canoe Winning Design News

A JCB apprentice is flying the flag for great British design after winning a competition to create a stunning new canoe livery for Olympian Adam Burgess.

JCB-sponsored Adam, who has his sights set on the Paris 2024 Olympics, challenged JCB apprentices and graduates to come up with a new eye-catching look for his boat.

And an impressive design by engineering degree apprentice Nihal Dhillon, 21, came out as clear favourite - skilfully incorporating the famous JCB yellow and the company’s proud British heritage with the Union Jack.

I am delighted that my design has been chosen. It will be amazing to see it in major competitions across the world and maybe even at the Olympics. I took some design inspiration from the JCB Dieselmax car and the World’s Fastest Tractor, which feature a similar Union Jack theme.

Nihal Dhillon | JCB Apprentice 

Unveiling the new livery with Nihal at JCB’s World Headquarters, Adam said: “The design is just brilliant; it is dynamic and stylish and really captures the essence of our collaboration. The new canoe will be used at all my international competitions over the next two years, and I hope to do JCB and Nihal proud when I take to the water in it.”

Adam, who has been sponsored by JCB since 2020, presented Nihal with a selection of items from his Team GB Olympics kit as a prize for coming up with the design.