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APSE Scottish building and housing apprentice of the year awards 2016

APSE Scottish building and housing apprentice of the year awards 2016

APSE is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 APSE Scotland Building 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 ‘I am extremely impressed with the dedication shown by our apprentice finalists. They should be proud of everything they’ve accomplished. At APSE, we are dedicated to excellence in frontline services, and these finalists have been selected for embodying that same objective, proving that apprenticeship schemes are a rewarding and mutually beneficial investment for local authorities.’

The winners will be announced at APSE’s annual Scottish Building, Housing & Renewables Seminar in Dunblane, taking place on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February 2016.


The finalists are:

1st year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

Michael Spence, Plumber/Heating Engineer, Aberdeen City Council

Allan Campbell, Electrician, East Dunbartonshire Council

Ryan Fair, Plumber, Fife Council

Darren McLeod, Painter & Decorator, West Dunbartonshire Council


2nd year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

Graeme Baird, Electrician, Aberdeen City Council

Liam Brawls, Plumber, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Lewis McKerchar, Plasterer, Fife Council

Ronnie Paterson, Plasterer, South Ayrshire Council


3rd year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

Connor Waddell, Plumber, Clackmannanshire Council

Alastair McLean, Joiner, Fife Council

Lewis McFadyen, Electrician, Fife Council

James Hamilton, Joiner, Mears (North Lanarkshire Council)

Adam Cairney, Joiner, North Ayrshire Council

Jamie Edwards, Plumber, West Lothian Council


4th year nominees (sponsored by Mears Group)

Shane Steenson, Electrician, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Emily Whitecross, Plumber, East Lothian Council

Greig Brickstock, Plasterer, Falkirk Council

David Locke, Service Engineer, Mears (North Lanarkshire Council)

Tony Perkins, Joiner, South Lanarkshire Council


Non-trade nominees (sponsored by CMS Window Systems)

Andrew Rae, Quantity Surveyor, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Scott Findlay, Quantity Surveyor, Dundee City Council

Donna Smith, Quantity Surveyor, Fife Council

Frances McClarence, Quantity Surveyor, Fife Council



Note to editors:

The winners of the APSE Scotland Building Apprentice Awards will be announced at the Scottish Building, Housing and Renewables Seminar, organised by APSE, which takes place on 18th and 19th February 2016.

APSE is the Association for Public Service, a not-for-profit membership-based organisation working with over 250 councils throughout the UK providing advice, support and research on frontline local government services. We share information and expertise in services including; waste and refuse, parks and grounds, highways, street lighting, leisure, school meals, cemeteries and crematoria, environmental health, and housing and building maintenance, as well as strategic policy advice.

For press enquiries please contact Mo Baines on mbaines@apse.org.uk or tel. 0161 772 1810

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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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