Seventeen CITB apprentices have been invited to Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London on 7 November to celebrate their achievements at the annual CITB Apprenticeship Awards.
This year, two new categories have been introduced. The SAP Leaner of the Year (Specialist Applied-Skills Programmes) will acknowledge the accomplishments of those working in specialised trades within the industry; and The Workplace Mentor of the Year, which will recognise those who have provided practical support and personal guidance to apprentices, enabling them to develop professionally and personally.
There are also categories for employers. These are awarded to micro, SME and large employers who have demonstrated their commitment to recruiting and training apprentices.
The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony hosted by broadcaster and property entrepreneur, Sarah Beeny, best known for presenting UK shows such as Property Ladder, Streets Ahead and Britain's Best Homes.
The finalists are:
Apprentice of the Year – England, Scotland, Wales and overall GB winner
Morgan Jack Lewis
Large employer of the Year
Berkeley Homes (Capital) PLC
William Davis Ltd
SME Employer of the Year
Lloyd & Gravell Ltd
R Clouston Ltd
DPH Construction North East Ltd
Micro employer of the Year
Airborne Bathroom Services
Anthony Harris Carpentry Ltd
Workplace Mentor of the Year
SAP Learner of the Year
Deborah Madden, CITB spokesperson said “The CITB Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the successes of apprentices and employers across the UK for their commitment and dedication to construction. We are proud of our apprentices and the employers who give them the opportunity to work and learn whilst building their career in construction. We look forward to celebrating this day with them, congratulations to all the finalists.”