Two of Waveney District Council’s roofing apprentices have been ranked amongst the best in the country as part of a national award scheme.
Joe Burgess and Bradley Garner, who work within the Council’s Building Maintenance team, were shortlisted for the Icopal Ltd Flat Roofing Apprentice of the Year 2018. They attended a gruelling two day final in Cirencester last month where they were put through their paces with other top roofing apprentices from around the UK.
All the finalists completed two days of presentations and assignments which examined their ability to run their own roofing business and tested their business planning, presentation and technical skills. Each finalist also made an individual presentation to the judges, describing their motivation and future objectives in roofing.
The winners were announced at a gala dinner, with Joe Burgess receiving the Highly Commended award.
Cllr Chris Punt, Waveney District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing said:
“Our congratulations go to Joe and Bradley on reaching the final of these prestigious national awards and further congratulations go to Joe for achieving his Highly Commended position.
We are immensely proud of them both and of all our apprentices across the Council who help deliver important services with such enthusiasm and determination.”
Offered by BMI, the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of flat and pitch roofing systems, the Apprentice of the Year scheme selects the best apprentices from the UK’s training and building colleges, including the Eastern Region Roof Training Group where Joe and Bradley are enrolled.