Independent builders merchant Ridgeons pledged its support to vocational qualification again this year, by sponsoring Cambridge Regional College’s (CRC) Construction Awards for the fifth year running.
Open to full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students, the awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals that have most positively represented the college in working towards their trade qualifications.
A total of six awards were scooped by students across a diverse selection of categories:
· Level 2 Apprentice Site Carpenter – Paul Mitchell
· Most Improved Bench Joiner – Calum Silsby-Murphy
· Level 1 Full Time Outstanding Achievement Carpenter and Joiner – Jack Leenderts
· Level 2 Full Time Outstanding Achievement Site Carpenter – Shane Holland
· Level 3 Site Carpenter of the Year – Miles Anderson
· Overall Ridgeons Apprentice of the Year Brickwork Apprentice – Dan Goddard
As part of its sponsorship of the awards, Ridgeons donates the award shields for each of the winners, along with a host of trade specific tools that students can use within the workplace.
Ridgeons managing director, Angela Rushforth, said: “Ensuring future employees have the right skill set is crucial in sustaining and supporting industry, especially in construction, where increasing numbers of the existing workforce are shortly due to retire. We recognise the importance that vocational qualifications, such as those offered by CRC, provide in bridging these gaps, which is why as a Group we lend our support.
“It was a pleasure to be invited to take part in the event itself and celebrate the great work that these students have achieved.”