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Recognising excellence: The APSE Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice of the Year Awards and Margo Blair Award 2019

Recognising excellence: The APSE Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice of the Year Awards and Margo Blair Award 2019

APSE is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 APSE Scotland Building & Housing Apprentice Awards. The awards celebrate the hard work and exceptional accomplishments of apprentices in the housing and building sector. The competition this year was tough but after careful deliberation, these applicants have successfully made it to the final stage. Congratulations!

Commenting on the quality of this year’s applications, APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, "The competition this year was as tough as any I can remember. The apprentices that have been shortlisted should be immensely proud of their efforts. At APSE, we are committed to ensuring excellence in frontline services, and these finalists have been selected for embodying that same objective; demonstrating the significant benefits apprenticeship schemes bring to local councils and local communities."

APSE is also pleased to present the finalists of the Margo Blair award, The Award, now in its second year, honours the late Margo Blair, a champion of local government best practice and performance improvement. The Award recognises the excellent work which Scottish local authorities are currently involved in within their services.  

The winners will be announced at the APSE Scotland Building and Housing Seminar in Dunblane, taking place on Thursday 7 to Friday 8 February 2019. Book your place now!

 

Scottish Building & Housing Apprentice of the Year 2019 Finalists

1st Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Brandon Russell, Aberdeen City Council (Joiner)

Liam Phillips, Dumfries & Galloway Council (Plumber & Gas Engineer)

William McNaughton, East Ayrshire Council (Plasterer)

Dylan Allan, Fife Council (Joiner)

Ross Borthwick, North Ayrshire Council (Electrician)

 

2nd Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Alan Smith, East Lothian Council (Joiner)

Ciaren Chalmers, Fife Council (Electrician)

Kris McMillan, South Ayrshire Council (Electrician)

 

3rd Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Daniel McTaggart, Dumfries & Galloway Council (Plumber & Gas Engineer)

Alex Wylie, Falkirk Council (Plumber)

Calum Love, Fife Council (Stonemason)

Dominic Downie, South Ayrshire Council (Heating Engineer)

Matthew Lang, South Lanarkshire Council (Electrician)

 

4th Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

David Hutcheon, Aberdeen City Council (Plumber/ Heating Engineer)

Callum Bonner, Clackmannanshire Council (Painter & Decorator)

David Henderson, Dumfries & Galloway Council (Joiner)

Ryan Fair, Fife Council (Plumber)

Daniel Kittridge, Stirling Council (Electrician)

Darren McLeod, West Dunbartonshire Council (Painter)

 

Non-Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Aidan Maguire, East Dunbartonshire Council

Katie Pentland, Fife Council

Ashley Duffy, Fife Council

 

Margo Blair Award 2019 Finalists

East Ayrshire Council

Fife Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

  • The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) 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 and operates one of the UK’s largest research programmes in local government policy and frontline service delivery matters.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association 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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