A dedicated joiner from Burnley has been named ‘Shared Apprentice of the Year’ at a recent awards ceremony held by contractors Forrest.
Forrest’s Apprenticeship Awards, during National Apprenticeship Week, are held annually to celebrate apprentices’ outstanding achievements and the essential work they carry out.
George Birbeck, 19, was hired through the joint apprenticeship scheme Constructing the Future in September 2014, and started working on refurbishment work with Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction – a joint venture organisation with the Calico Group and Forrest.
“We’re delighted to see George receive such a prestigious accolade. Since he started with us last year, he has been completely dedicated and willing to work hard.
“He truly deserves this award – he has a bright future ahead of him, and I’m looking forward to seeing him realise his true potential.”
Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction undertakes maintenance and house building contracts on a commercial basis for a variety of clients across the North West.
Constructing the Future is a Calico initiative which aims to create high-quality employment opportunities for local people.