Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Celebrating the success of our Construction Apprentices

04 Oct 2021

We are delighted to be celebrating the success of three of our apprentices, who have been shortlisted for awards at the Construction Apprenticeships Awards, sponsored by the Construction EPA Company.

Level 2 Construction Apprentice of the Year

  • Bradley Pearl
  • Tyler Connell

Level 3 Construction Apprentice of the Year

  • Vaughn Corrie

Bradley Pearl started his journey with the Growth Company in 2018 when he enrolled on a Study Programme to complete a Level 1 City and Guilds plastering qualification. Whilst on the Study Programme, Bradley also achieved Level 1 qualifications in English and Maths as well as his Health and Safety Level 1 Award, which is a testament to his commitment to learning. Bradley then progressed onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Bradley’s Tutor said: “Bradley is a well-mannered young man who is not only respectful but also self-driven to achieve his goals. He works independently on weekends to further hone his skills. He was not only attentive in class but has had an impact in the community through volunteering as a football referee.”

Tyler Connell has recently completed his NVQ Level 2 in Site Carpentry and Joinery and is now in gateway working towards the completion of his apprenticeship. Tyler has excelled in his chosen career, completing a range of joinery tasks in the workshop and in the workplace to a standard akin to more experienced joiners twice his age. He has established himself as a vital member of the team at his company Blue Ocean Construction. He communicates in a pleasant manner, treating all members of the team and fellow students equally.

Tyler has a great attitude to learning and is well on his way to becoming an exceptional Site Joiner and should have a long and successful career.

Vaughn Corrie has shown a very high level of commitment to his apprenticeship. During lockdown Vaughn was furloughed, yet he continued to show his commitment to learning by staying in contact with his employer and worked towards completing his NVQ qualification.

When Vaughn returned to work after furlough, he returned part-time. However, using his own initiative and his spare time, he took on extra responsibilities to support his team including liaising with all the sub-contract labourers on-site and sending in all variation orders. This was vital work to ensure that all the repairs could carry on without major disruptions. Vaughn showed passion in supporting his employer in its recovery following the pandemic.

Vaughn has chosen to broaden his skill set within the construction industry. He has spent time working on tools within other trades so that he has wide and varies knowledge and understanding. He can recognise any potential problems that the trades may come across. This has given him great insight into how long jobs take so that he can plan programmes accordingly.

Vaughn has always completed his work to a very high standard with a very positive attitude. Vaughn has completed his BTEC Level 3 in Construction and the Built Environment and his NVQ Level 3 which included underpinning knowledge, collection of evidence, observations, and professional discussions. He has completed his apprenticeship programme in these trying times, which is a credit to him and his commitment.

Winners will be announced on Friday 8 October at the Construction Apprenticeships Awards ceremony at Dukes 92 in Manchester. Bradley, Tyler and Vaughn’s hard work and dedication to learning has exceeded our expectations and we believe they’re all worthy of being winners.