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SJCC Apprenticeship Awards 2024
SJCC Apprenticeship Awards 2023
Professional Apprentice of the Year

Apprentice:       Andrew Elliot 

Role:                  Architectural Assistant

Employer:          Modece Architects Ltd

University:         University of Cambridge

During his three years with Modece Architect, Andy has consistently produced work of outstanding quality, demonstrating unwavering determination and a commitment to learning. He has developed a comprehensive understanding of the diverse skills required to succeed as an architect. Andy's growth is evident in his confident presentations to clients and specialists, showcasing his improved design ability, attention to detail, and self-assuredness.

In addition to his core responsibilities, Andy has shown exceptional independence, taking on early-stage and detailed design tasks. His reliable management of consultants, clients, and contractors has been impressive.  

Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Andy's course leader at the University of Cambridge, commends his performance. Andy's meticulous planning, determination, and stamina have resulted in high marks within his cohort. Dr Brittain-Catlin fully supported Andy's nomination for the award, recognising his dedication and contributions to the field.

Trade Apprentice of the Year
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Apprentice:        Jamie Laflin

Role:                   Carpenter

Employer:           Crest Carpentry

College:              Otley College

‘Jay (Jamie) has been a great asset to the company since joining at the beginning of 2022. Since day one his best attribute is his fantastic attitude, he-is always willing to learn or lend a hand, he works hard and gets along with everyone. On site he learns quickly and takes pride iii demonstrating his new skills. He is ahead of where I would expect him to be in regards of the tasks he .can perform and especially the quality of work that he produces.’ – Crest Carpentry 

Runner Up
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Apprentice:    Zac Hillman

Role:               Bricklayer

Employer:       Bury Developments

College:          West Suffolk College

‘Zac has been with Bury Developments since October 2020 and started as an apprentice bricklayer. Since he started his apprenticeship in bricklaying, he has always had a positive and can-do attitude, is very motivated and keen to learn. He has fitted in well with our bricklaying team at Bury Developments and for someone as young as he is, he learns very quickly and always produces a high-quality finish with his work. As such, tutor at WSC entered Zac into a Skillbuild/Worldskills competition in April 2022, and he was also entered into the Guild of Bricklayers Regional heat in June 2022 and subsequently made it through to the National heat at the_ end of June.’ – Bury Developments


Zac has shown an interest into progressing into site management going forward

Runner Up
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Apprentice:        Charlie Stanbrook

Role:                     Carpenter

Employer:           Seamans Building

College:          West Suffolk College

Charlie joined Seamans Building from school in 2021. With Charlie's college work he has been able to demonstrate a good understanding of first fix works as well as some of the finer details in second fix elements. In recognition to this Charlie was also given the opportunity to complete all the second fix carpentry works on his own on a commercial development at Elm Farm Park for office fit out, delivering first time installation to a high standard.

Charlie's enthusiasm and his efforts to his college and work are what stands him out above his contemporaries, nothing is too small for Charlie, he always wants to push himself and explore new tasks and roles, his development into a carpentry role will provide him with a good grounding and undoubtably act as a steppingstone to wherever Charlie wants to take it.

"Carpentry involves a strong attention to detail along with a problem-solving ethic which I have enjoyed the challenge. A good understanding of maths helps enormously and being able to measure correctly is key. It's a great sense ·of achievement knowing that works I've built can fast for years". – Charlie


“He has demonstrated excellent knowledge of all aspects of the course and made a real eff01t-to get his work complete and to ·a very high standard. I have no doubt that Charlie will fly through his EPA and become a very good Carpenter" – West Suffolk college tutor

SJCC Apprenticeship Awards 2022
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Three of the winning apprentices from left to right: George Page, Louis Hart and Zac Land.

The overall winner of the John Palmer Cup was Apprentice Carpenter, George Page. George works for
SEH French and attends Suffolk New College, where he is in his second year of his Site Carpentry Apprenticeship.
Two runner-up awards were presented this year to: Apprentice Bricklayer, Louis Hart, who works at Seamans Building and is in his second year at West Suffolk College, and Apprentice Carpenter, Zac Land, who works at Gipping Construction and is in his third year at Suffolk New College.

SJCC Apprenticeship Awards 2019
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Six of the winning apprentices from left to right: Back row, Callum Meadows, Toby Finbow, Che Preston. 

Front row, Jordan Thurwell, Stephen Snook and Scott Bullen.

The winners are as follows:

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For Brickwork: Scott Bullen, who works for Wellington Construction and studies at East Coast College

For Brickwork: Toby Finbow, who attends Suffolk New College and works for Heron Build.

For Carpentry: Stephen Snook, who works for The Birch Group and studies at West Suffolk College.

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For Carpentry: Jordan Thurwell, who works for the Blue Door Company and studies at West Suffolk College.

For Multi-trade: Callum Meadows, who works for Seven Property Group and attends West Suffolk College.

For Plastering: Che Preston, who studies at East and Otley College and works for D.A. Parker Plastering.

For Painting & Decorating: Ryan Allen, who goes to West Suffolk College and works for Aspire Decorators. (Unfortunately, Ryan was unable to attend the awards ceremony)



All Photo Credits: Paul Nixon Photography

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