Russell Armer Homes Apprentice Scoops Kendal College’s Award

Posted on June 30, 2014 | Awards

A Russell Armer Homes apprentice has scooped Kendal College’s ‘Construction Apprentice of the Year Award’ beating 28 other apprentices to the honours.

Daniel Hammond, aged 23 and from Kendal, has been studying brickwork at Kendal College for 8.5 hours a week in the last academic year, having studied full-time on the Level 1 Brickwork course the previous year.  Winning Kendal College’s award meant gaining the vote of the course tutors, with each tutor putting nominees forward before a collective decision was made.

Daniel shone because of his excellent work ethic and technical abilities.  He completed his apprenticeship well ahead of time and produced very good work all year.

Daniel is currently working on site with Russell Armer Homes’ bricklayers, getting practical experience at developments in Ingleton, Kendal and Penrith, before returning to Kendal College in September for his Level 3 course.

Russell Armer Homes’ Construction Director, Andrew Taylor, says: “We are all delighted that Daniel’s progress has been recognised by Kendal College through this award.  On site, it is clear that Daniel is committed to his work and I am confident that he will become an excellent tradesman on completion of his apprenticeship.”

Daniel is naturally delighted with the recognition he has received.  He says: “Over the past 15 months, I have put in a lot of hard work during my time at college and on site, but I was still surprised and pleased to receive the Construction Apprentice of the Year Award.  The support of my work colleagues and the college staff has helped my progression towards becoming a tradesman enormously and I must thank everyone for their guidance.”

Speaking on behalf of Kendal College, Graham Wilkinson, Principal of Kendal College, says: “Daniel was up against 28 other apprentices for this award, but he thoroughly deserved to win. It is always a privilege to have had a student like Daniel attend Kendal College and we are pleased he will be joining us again in September to complete his Level 2 qualification.”