Apprentice Scott is top of the class!

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At the recent Aberdeen College Construction Crafts Ceremony, a talented apprentice from Peterhead collected two awards from Paul Roberts, Regional Training Officer for the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), supported by family, friends, employers and lecturers.

Carpentry & Joinery apprentice Scott Willox (22) won the Advanced Craft and the Rae Brown (Advanced) Award. Scott is employed by G.I. Cladding & Joinery of Aberdeen.

David Brooks, sector manager at Aberdeen College and chairman of the awards committee said: “Given that Scott works for GI Cladding, who deal principally with uPVC rather than timber, makes Scott’s achievement all the greater.

“The application that Scott showed to his studies throughout first and second year was very much continued into the Advanced Craft course. His work was of a consistently high quality and he remains one of only two students who passed every assessment first time.

“Scott also demonstrated his skills during the Wrights and Coopers’ competition where he designed and manufactured a bespoke piece of furniture, in his case, a rocking chair for his son, mainly jointed by hand dovetails.

“Even after Scott had completed his essay piece, he remained dedicated to the competition and assisted his peers with their projects, which demonstrated exceptional camaraderie and a strong bond with his colleagues.

“Scott has a sensible and mature head on his shoulders and will no doubt go on to succeed in whatever direction he takes and we wish him all the success in the future.”

Prizes were also presented to those studying plumbing, bricklaying and painting & decorating.