Joshua Williams wins Inspirational Apprentice Achiever
Last Thursday (7 November), our past bricklaying apprentice Joshua Williams won Inspirational Apprentice Achiever at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards held at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London.
Joshua, aged 24 from Tylorstown, was one of nine apprentices from across England, Scotland and Wales to win an award. He said: “It felt great winning the award - it really felt like all my hard work had paid off. I couldn't have got this far without the help and support I’ve received from the Y Prentis team.”
During his two-year apprenticeship with us, Joshua studied towards a diploma and NVQ Level 2 in Brickwork at Cardiff and the Vale College while placed with host contractors Morgan Sindall and Jehu Group. Every site manager Joshua worked with has commented on his great work ethic, saying that he would be the first person on site and always demonstrated great enthusiasm for his work. He seized opportunities where possible and embarked on a voluntary trip to Kenya to build a home for local people in desperate need.
The CITB Apprenticeship Awards recognises apprentices from England, Scotland and Wales for their commitment to their construction apprenticeships. Mark Whitby, Area Delivery Manager for South East Wales at CITB, said: “The annual CITB Apprenticeship Awards recognises the talent of tomorrow within our sector. We’re all extremely proud of Joshua’s outstanding achievement and he thoroughly deserves this recognition for all his hard work. To be shortlisted, yet alone win, from over 10,000 apprentices puts into context his dedication and commitment towards his apprenticeship. I wish Joshua all the best in his future career as I have no doubt he has a bright future ahead of him.”
Joshua successfully completed his apprenticeship with us in August 2019 and is now working with APL Building Services. You can read more about his apprenticeship journey here.