Joint success for Ellon apprentices

Euan Stewart (left) and Glen Thomson (right)
Euan Stewart (left) and Glen Thomson (right)

There was double success as two of Ellon’s apprentices scooped up awards at the recent Aberdeen College Construction Crafts Ceremony,

Former president of Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, Allan McIntosh, presented the pair with their awards.

The winners were supported by family, friends, employers and lecturers who also attended the event.

Euan Stewart, aged 17, won the Stage One award. The carpentry and joinery apprentice works for Burns Construction. Another award winner was 19-year-old bricklaying apprentice, Glen Thomson, who won the Stage One award. Glen works for Scotia Homes Ltd.

Sector Manager at Aberdeen College and Chairman of the Awards Committee, David Brooks, said, “Euan is a careful and attentive student who applies himself to every task set.

“He tackles his work in a positive light and doesn’t get fazed during difficult subjects.

“If he continues to apply this logical approach and ‘can-do’ attitude to his job he will, undoubtedly, do very well.”

Mr Brooks said Glen had also done very well. He said: “Glen is a unique student, in that he has had to overcome some very difficult personal health problems and has been attending hospital as well as progressing through his apprenticeship.

“His attitude to work and the pride he takes in it has been fantastic and is a credit to him and his family.”

Along with his Stage One award, Glen was also presented with a Student Achievement Award earlier this year, in recognition of his hard work and commitment.

Those studying plumbing and painting and decorating were also presented with awards.