Hadden apprentice picks up top award

Outstanding student achievement at Perth College UHI was recognised and celebrated at a special prizegiving ceremony attended by prize winners, guests and employers today with our joinery apprentice Lee Roberts picking up the Scottish Building Federation award for Best Craft Apprentice.

Perth College UHI Principal, Margaret Munckton and Keynote Speaker Mark Beaumont, awarded over ninety prizes to students, in honour of their exceptional success in further education learning.

Margaret Munckton said: "This prizegiving ceremony is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our students this year and a chance to acknowledge their individual efforts, determination and commitment to their chosen programme of study, in order to gain and improve their skills.

“We know that our students have been well supported by their families and friends, our dedicated staff and in many cases, through their individual sponsors and employers. It has been a great pleasure for all of us to share in their success on this wonderful day. I would like to offer many congratulations to all prize winners and we’re proud to be part of each individual’s life journey.”

Scott Hadden, Chairman of Hadden Construction and himself a former joinery apprentice added: "We are delighted to see Lee pick up this top award. As a former apprentice myself I recognise that investment in craft apprentices is vital to ensure a healthy future for the construction industry. As a business we are proud that year on year we maintain a craft apprenticeship scheme to bring new young talent into the industry."

The full list of Construction and Building Technology winners were:

The WS Wood Machinery Carpentry and Joinery Best Apprentice Prize, Stephen Watt; Scottish Building Federation – Best Craft Apprentice Lee Roberts; Perth Branch (UCATT) Cup for Special Competence in Practical Craft Skills, Jordan Telfer; The Morrison Construction Shield – NPA Multi-Skills Best Student, Nelson Campbell; NPA Construction Prize for Best Student, Martin Clark; SNIPEF Education and Training Trust – Apprentice Shield, Graeme McGarey; Perth and District Master Plumbers’ Association Award for Best First Year Apprentice, Ben Stewart; Perth and District Master Plumbers’ Association Award for Best Second Year Apprentice, Kieran Donald; Perth and District Master Plumbers’ Association Award for Best Third Year Apprentice, Adam Borrie; The Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering Achievement Award, James Gourlay; Monument Tools Award – Prize for Overall Continued Excellence Years One, Two and Three, Adam Borrie; The James Petterson Memorial Award – Best Overall Construction Student, Daniel O’Rouke.

Pictured are Jack Hadden, Assistant Site Manager, award winning Lee Roberts & Scott Hadden, Chairman