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Building achievement: The winners of the Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice Awards 2016

Building achievement: The winners of this year’s Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice Awards

APSE Scotland is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Building and Housing Apprentice Awards.

Celebrating achievement, the Scottish Apprentice Awards are a great way of recognising the hard work and dedication of those people just starting out in their careers. More than ever, apprentices are vital to developing and maintaining the building and housing sector, and their work deserves the recognition that this award offers. This year, amid strong competition, all the finalists have proved themselves by demonstrating exceptional skill, a strong work ethic, and an unwavering enthusiasm to learn more. They are undoubtedly outstanding individuals with bright futures ahead of them.

APSE’s Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, ‘I’m extremely impressed by the calibre of this year’s finalists. It always amazes me to hear about the achievements and skill of the apprentices, and it seems that the entries we receive improve each year. This year’s finalists are highly dedicated individuals, committed to their personal and professional growth, and this shows through the hard work they do in their apprenticeships. Celebrations like this also show how the councils supporting these finalists are setting a benchmark for other organisations by encouraging apprentices to reach their potential, like these individuals. Both the finalists and their councils should be very proud of themselves.’

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

 

Sponsored by CMS Windows and Mears Group PLC

    

 

Finalists and winners:

 

1st year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

 

Michael Spence, Plumber/Heating Engineer, Aberdeen City Council

Allan Campbell, Electrician, East Dunbartonshire Council

Ryan Fair, Plumber, Fife Council

Darren McLeod, Painter and Decorator, West Dunbartonshire Council

Winner: Ryan Fair, Plumber, Fife Council

 

2nd year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

 

Graeme Baird, Electrician, Aberdeen City Council

Liam Brawls, Plumber, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Lewis McKerchar, Plasterer, Fife Council

Ronnie Paterson, Plasterer, South Ayrshire Council

Winner: Graeme Baird, Electrician, Aberdeen City Council

 

3rd year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

 

Connor Waddell, Plumber, Clackmannanshire Council

Alastair McLean, Joiner, Fife Council

Lewis McFadyen, Electrician, Fife Council

James Hamilton, Joiner, Mears (North Lanarkshire Council)

Adam Cairney, Joiner, North Ayrshire Council

Jamie Edwards, Plumber, West Lothian Council

Winner: James Hamilton, Joiner, Mears (North Lanarkshire Council)

 

4th year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

 

Shane Steenson, Electrician, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Emily Whitecross, Plumber, East Lothian Council

Greig Brickstock, Plasterer, Falkirk Council

David Locke, Service Engineer, Mears (North Lanarkshire Council)

Tony Perkins, Joiner, South Lanarkshire Council

Winner: Emily Whitecross, Plumber, East Lothian Council

 

Non-trade nominees (sponsored by CMS Window Systems)

 

Andrew Rae, Quantity Surveyor, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Scott Findlay, Quantity Surveyor, Dundee City Council

Donna Smith, Quantity Surveyor, Fife Council

Frances McClarence, Quantity Surveyor, Fife Council

Winner: Donna Smith, Quantity Surveyor, Fife Council

 

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

           

 

          

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