Handing out awards to those who achieve excellence is an important tradition in the construction sector, and recognising outstanding individuals at every stage of the career ladder is especially important. Industry awards are getting better and better at celebrating apprenticeship achievements. Meanwhile, the CCATF has been doing what it can to encourage awards organisers to also recognise the apprentice employers who invest so much in the future of the industry.
National Association of Shopfitters Apprentice Awards Autumn 2012
Watch this video of the Final Year NAS Apprentice Awards made at the Royal Society of Chemistry on the 10th October 2012.
UKCG Apprentice of the Year Awards
UKCG Apprentice of the Year winners Lee Emery (Keepmoat) and Christopher Cheek (Kier) and Jennifer Young (Seddon) with UKCG Chairman James Wates
The winners of the 2011 UKCG Apprentice of the Year Awards
were announced on 26 June 2012 at the UKCG Annual Lunch. The awards help celebrate excellence in training the next generation of construction apprentices. Christopher Cheek from Kier was named UKCG Apprentice of the Year 2011. Also recognised were Jennifer Young (Seddon) and Lee Emery (Keepmoat) who were both Highly Commended by the judging panel.
Kier were recognised as UKCG Employer of the Year for their dedication to the personal development of the 478 apprentices working within the group.
NFB Celebrates Apprentice Scheme of the Year
NFB 'Apprentice Scheme of the Year' winners RG Carter
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has announced the winner of the NFB Apprentice Scheme of the Year Award 2011 'for commitment and innovation in ways of hiring and keeping apprentices'. NFB member company R G Carter won the Award and Gus Robinson Developments Ltd were Highly Commended at a ceremony to celebrate the NFB Awards 2012.
National Association of Shopfitters Apprentice Award Spring 2012
James Wates CBE, Chairman of CITB-ConstructionSkills, presented a top apprentice from the world of shopfitting and interiors with a special award at the National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) AGM in February 2012.
Scottish Building Apprenticeship Training Council Apprentice of the Year Awards 2011
The Scottish Building Apprenticeship Training Council (SBATC) holds an annual awards ceremony to celebrate and promote exceptionally talented apprentices within the construction sector, emphasising the benefits that all apprentices can bring to their employers and to the industry.
The 2011 James Birnie Award for Craft Excellence was awarded to Kenny McAllister at a ceremony held in the Scottish Parliament in December. Kenny attends South Lanarkshire College and is employed by Bryan Mac Plasterers from East Kilbride. Kenny’s ability to produce work to an excellent standard has led him to represent his college at SkillBuild for the last 3 years.
All nine finalists at the SBATC Apprentice of the Year Awards
SkillBuild 2011 National Final
Watch talented apprentices from across the UK battle it out to become the best in their trade at the Leeds College of Building.
Joe Price of JR Slee Building & Joinery Contracters Ltd, winner of Advanced Apprentice of the Year
2011 National Apprenticeship Awards
Joe Price from Shrewsbury won the top prize of the EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year, at the prestigious annual 2011 National Apprenticeship Awards
. Joe completed an Advanced Apprenticeship framework in carpentry and joinery through Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology and his local employer, J R Slee Building & Joinery Contractors Ltd. J R Slee are long-standing members of the Federation of Master Builders
Organised by the Government agency, the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the businesses that employ them.
It was a double celebration for Joe Price as he has also secured a place in Team UK for the WorldSkills 2011competitions in London, the world’s largest skills competition which will see young people from all over the world compete to be the best of the best in their chosen skill.
CCATF members, BAM Nuttall
, were also winners at the 2011 Apprenticeships Awards taking home the Large Employer of the Year Award for the South East region.
UKCG Apprentice of the Year Awards
The first ever UKCG Apprentice of the Year Awards were held at the UKCG Annual Lunch in June. The awards were in recognition of apprentices who had reached the height of excellence in their chosen trade. Gareth Williams of Keepmoat was named overall Apprentice of the Year at the ceremony. Also recognised were Luke Noble of Willmott Dixon and Ben Noakes of Kier who were both Highly Commended by the judging panel.
There was also an award for UKCG Employer of the Year. This award was won by Seddon Group for their continued support delivering apprenticeship training to the construction industry. John Seddon collected the award on behalf of Seddon Group.
L-R: Gareth Williams, Apprentice of the Year & Mark Farrar, Chief Executive of ConstructionSkills - John Seddon, Seddon Group & Brian Griffiths, CEO of B&CE
10th Master Builder of the Year Awards
Patrick Williams with the Master Builder of the Year Award
Patrick Williams from Leadbitter in Cardiff took the title of Apprentice of the Year 2011 at the Master Builder of the Year Awards in March. According to his employer Patrick is the perfect example of a successful apprentice: diligent, enthusiastic and with a clear love for his trade. Patrick was the youngest apprentice ever taken on the by the company, arriving for his interview aged just sixteen. In his three year apprenticeship Patrick has completed NVQ levels two and three in Wood Occupations.
All nine regional winners were invited to the stage and handed a prize from Trade Point before the overall winner was announced, and Leadbitter didn't escape the spotlight either. Jeanette Hawrot from Leadbitter collected a £250 voucher from TradePoint and a certificate from the CCATF, in recognition of the vital role employers play in developing the next generation of skilled construction professionals.
Apprentice of the Year regional winners on stage at the 10th Master Builder of the Year Awards
Denne Stanhope Skills Academy Awards 2011
Chair of the CCATF, Geoff Lister presenting the award to DAX Brickwork Contractors Ltd
Denne Stanhope Skills Academy Awards 2011 The Denne Stanhope Skills Academy Awards 2011 celebrate the achievements of the local apprentices and employers working on the Stanhope Regeneration Project, which has an overall contract value for Denne of more than £66m. Geoff Lister, Chair of the CCATF, presented the Award for the ‘Most Supportive Trade Contractor – Apprenticeships.’ The Award went to Dax Brickwork Contractors Ltd; one of the companies that helped to set up the first ever National Skills Academy for Construction at the Stanhope site.
National Association of Shopfitters awards apprentices
CCATF member the National Association of Shopfitters awarded apprentices from the world of shopfitting and interior contracting for excellence in the industry at their October 2010 Meeting, supported by CITB-ConstructionSkills.
SkillBuild 2010 National Final
SkillBuild is an annual celebration of trainee and apprentice skills. It is the largest multi-trade competition in the country for construction trainees and apprentices.