National Construction College honours top apprentices

Shane Goodrum from Tubes Scaffolding was delighted to receive the ‘Winner of Year 2’ apprenticeship award at the National Construction College, Bircham Newton on July 27th 2011.

The prestigious ceremony, which is in its 12th year, was attended by almost 700 industry representatives, local employers and friends and family, and it honoured its brightest and most promising apprentices.

It was the final of four ceremonies held across the UK to recognise and reward the hard work, expert skill and determination of the College’s talented apprentices.

Judy Lowe, Deputy Chairman of CITB-ConstructionSkills and Andy Walder, Director of the National Construction College opened the ceremony with guest speaker, professional county and England cricketer, Geoff Miller, captivating the audience with tales of his rise to success, through his career as an outstanding sportsman.

Chris Barrett, Head of Vocational Services at the National Construction College East, commented: "Apprentices not only ensure that a loyal workforce is developed with the skills that your business needs, but they also help ensure that the industry avoids skills shortages in the future by securing talent now.”

Tubes apprentice Shane Goodrum