Decorator named apprentice of the year
Young painter and decorator Jordan Dolan has been named by maintenance specialist Seddon Property Services as the company's apprentice of the year.
The 21-year-old was chosen from many of the firm's apprentices across the UK to collect the award.
Seddon Property Services site supervisor, Andy Catterall, believes that the commitment and desire Dolan showed to learn new skills meant he was fully deserving of the award.
"Jordan is hard-working and always puts 100 per cent into every job," he said.
"Now in the third year of his apprenticeship programme with the company, Jordan has built on his skills and is a credit to his local office in Preston and the company. His work on site for the company is first-class and his college reports highlight his commitment and desire to learn new skills. He fully deserves this award."
Staff at Seddon celebrated Dolan's achievement with a trophy and £200 prize which was presented at a special lunch with senior directors.
Dolan first joined the company in 2010 and as a member of the company's programme has completed his NVQ Level 1 and 2 qualifications in painting and decorating, combining his on-site work with day-release studies at Preston College. He is now working towards his advanced NVQ Level 3 certificate.
"I really enjoy what I do," he said. "I work with a great team and have had the chance to do lots of training as well as enter painting and decorating competitions. Becoming an apprentice is a fantastic way to learn a trade and develop your skills - I'd definitely recommend it.
In the future, he hopes to work his way up the career ladder to become a construction manager. This is the second year running that he has been nominated for the Seddon Property Services Apprentice of the Year award after being named runner-up on the previous occasion.
This year's runner-up was 19-year-old apprentice carpenter and joiner Chris Southern, who lives in Northwich, Cheshire.