REDLAND APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
7 July, 2017
Having been selected from building colleges throughout England and Wales and after two days stiff competition as one of ten of the country’s best roofing apprentices we are delighted to congratulate Cornishman Tom Knight on being awarded Highly Commended, a category created to acknowledge how close he was to the top award.
The competition was not only challenging but also rewarding, introducing them to another side of the industry.
Tom could see it furthering his career in the long term. “It really boosted my confidence and taught me skills that I would need to run my own business, presentation particularly,” he said.
Tutor Alan Lander of the South West Roof Training Group further said that the competition is the first of its kind in the roofing sector and a real boost to the contestants.
“The competition itself was brilliant and it really stretched the lads – you could actually see them growing. This is typical of the investment that the company makes in our industry,” he commented. “We really couldn’t deliver the training that we do without Redland’s support, it’s priceless.”
Tom went home with a bag full of tools of the trade and a promise of a lifetime supply of free-of-charge courses at the Redland National Training Centre.
The competition peaked with the Apprentice of the Year Awards Dinner – consisting of the 10 finalists, their tutors and employers, and judges.
Our thanks must also go to Tom’s employer, Nathan Wheeler of Wheeler Roofing Services, Truro, for his support in this prestigious event.