Tim is firm’s finest county apprentice

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Apprentices are vital to ensure a skilled workforce for the future – so Redrow is recognising the achievements of 10 outstanding trainees.

The housing developer has awarded the title of Apprentice of the Year to the 10 talented individuals from around its operating divisions who most impressed judges with their performance in the last year.

Winners were selected on the basis of their individual training progress reports, performance at college as they work towards their NVQs and feedback from sub-contractors, site managers and apprentice coordinators who work alongside them on site.

Tim Mills, 19, was named as the Yorkshire division’s Apprentice of the Year. Tim, who is a bricklaying apprentice at Nostell Fields in Crofton said: “Being awarded Apprentice of the Year was a really nice surprise. I was just happily working away on site when they came up to me to tell me so it was a bit of a shock.

“I’ll be returning to college in September for my third and final year at the Skills Exchange in Castleford, which I’ve been doing alongside working at Nostell Fields.

“When I’m finished I’m hoping that the award will help me to continue with the work I’ve been doing for Redrow.”

Trade apprentices are placed with an experienced sub-contractor – in Tim’s case it was with Bridlington-based Justin Swales Ltd – while they learn the skills required to do their chosen profession.

Karen Jones, HR director for Redrow, said: “I’d like to congratulate each of this year’s winners.”