Plumbing apprentice, Joseph Ross, was delighted to be presented with an award as the Regional Plumbing Apprentice of the Year at a smart ceremony recently at Glasgow’s Trades House.
The SNIPEF award, a gold medal and certificate, was presented by the Incorporation of Masons of Glasgow and recognised Joseph’s achievements and excellent work which he displayed at the Skillplumb Scotland national competition where he was judged the best apprentice on the West Coast.
Joseph, from Twechar, has been studying at Glasgow Kelvin College for the last three years on a Modern Apprenticeship programme and has been employed during that time with Cruden Building & Renewals Ltd. His Plumbing and Gas programme covered a range of areas to SVQ level 3, including ACS Gas and Gas Safe certificates which are industry standard requirements for the plumbing and gas sector.
During his time at the now Glasgow Kelvin College, 23yr old Joseph was twice winner of a coveted award at the College’s annual ceremony.
With some very non-traditional qualifications under his belt such as Horticulture, Lifeguarding and Kayaking, Joseph was working in a gardening job when the opportunity arose to be involved in the construction industry, more specifically in plumbing. He jumped at the chance. The Crudens project he’s currently working on is helping to build 30 new homes in the Banknock area.
Joseph has now left Glasgow Kelvin College and, with only six months left of his apprenticeship to go, has his eye on the future. Once he has served his time and gained more experience, he’s keen to work his way up into a more supervisory role and, ultimately, would be interested in lecturing in further education – so obviously his experience at College has been a truly positive one!
Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College, Alan Sherry, said,
“We’re really proud of Joseph’s achievements. I know from his very talented tutors that his enthusiasm and attitude have made him a pleasure to teach and we know he’ll always give his best in anything he does – this makes him a great role model for other young students as they come through their learning. We wish him all the best and look forward to staying in touch with him in the years to come.”