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APSE Housing and Building Apprentice Awards 2017

The APSE Housing and Building Apprentice Awards 2017

APSE is delighted to announce the winners of the Housing and Building Apprentice Awards 2017. The prestigious awards celebrate the progress and achievements of the best apprentices in local authorities across the UK.

One of APSE’s most competitive awards, the finalists are excellent representatives of their trade and their council. Their hard work and dedication has shown through the extremely high standard of submissions that APSE received, and all the finalists should feel proud of their achievements.

Vickie Hacking, APSE Principal Advisor, said, ‘‘I am delighted to be involved in this year’s Apprentice Awards. The Awards allow APSE to publicly recognise and honour the commitment that these apprentices show towards their work, as well as the undeniably excellent contribution they make towards local council frontline services. The awards also highlight councils as excellent places for young people to begin and develop their careers.”

APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, “The work of these apprentices underlines how important apprenticeship schemes are and how much local councils can gain from participating in them. All of our finalists are shining examples of excellence in local government frontline services and should be extremely proud of their achievements. With the support of innovative councils who value workforce development, I have no doubt that each finalist has a bright future ahead.”

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!


Housing and Building Apprentice Awards

Non-Trade Apprentice


Matthew Taylor            East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Lauren Agnew             West Lothian Council

Stephanie Ewan           Fife Council

David Taws                  Newcastle City Council

Wahid Iqbal                  Birmingham City Council


Winner: Callum Gaskell, Bolton MBC


Mechanical and Electrical


Christopher Jardine     Dumfries and Galloway Council

Emma Beard                Berneslai Homes

Allan Trolland               Fife Council

Craig Paterson             Aberdeen City Council


Winner: Graeme Baird, Aberdeen City Council


Building Skills


Lyn Hovvels                 City and County of Swansea

Darren Mcleod             West Dunbartonshire Council

Ryan Love                   Dumfries and Galloway council

David Henderson         Dumfries and Galloway Council


Winner: Lewis McKerchar, Fife Council




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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