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APSE Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice of the Year 2015 finalists announced

APSE Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice of the Year 2015 finalists announced

APSE, the Association for Public Service Excellence, has announced the finalists in the APSE Scotland building and housing apprentice of the year awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of Scotland’s apprentices and recognise those apprentices for their aptitude and commitment to learning a range of skills within the housing and building sector.

Commenting on the awards APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien explained ‘These awards are about celebrating Scotland’s many talented apprentices and the local authorities dedicated to developing their skills and offering rewarding careers for young people in their local communities. The apprenticeship schemes help to support the delivery of housing and building maintenance and repairs services within Scotland and are a vital part of local government frontline public services.’

The winners will be announced on the Thursday 12 February 2015 following APSE Scotland’s annual ‘Building, Housing and Renewables’ seminar at Dunblane Hydro.

The finalists are:

1st Year Nominees

Graeme Baird, Aberdeen City Council
Lewis McKerchar, Fife Council
Lee Smith, South Ayrshire Council
Andrew McVey, West Dunbartonshire Council
James Morrow, West Lothian Council

2nd Year Nominees

Robert McNee, Clackmannanshire Council
Scott Wylie, East Lothian Council
Ryan Barnes, Falkirk Council
Alastair McLean, Fife Council
Joe Murray, Renfrewshire Council

3rd Year Nominees

Craig Marshall, Clackmannanshire Council
Shane Steenson, Dumfries & Galloway Council
Greig Brickstock, Falkirk Council
Jamie Acheson, North Ayrshire Council
Kim Armstrong, West Lothian Council

4th Year Nominees

Chris Black, Aberdeen City Council
John Deacon, Fife Council
Ross Brown, South Lanarkshire Council

Non-Trade Nominees

Andrew Rae, Dumfries & Galloway Council
Scott Findlay, Dundee City Council
Derry Lever, Fife Council
Dylan Shankland, North Ayrshire Council


Notes to editor

  • APSE is the Association for Public Service Excellence and is a not for profit organisation working with over 250 local authorities throughout the UK.
  • The awards will be held during the APSE Scotland Building, Housing and Renewables Seminar taking place at the Dunblane Hydro on 12/13 February 2015.
  • Winners in each category will be decided following an interview of all shortlisted apprentices by a panel of independent judges.
  • For interview of further press comment please contact Mo Baines, Head of Communication and Coordination on mbaines@apse.org.uk. For enquiries about the seminar and awards please contact APSE Scotland email to lmcnab@apse.org.uk

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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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