Keiran is top of the class

Date: Wednesday 03 December 2014

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Congratulations to Keiran Welsh who has been awarded ‘Best 2nd Year Apprentice’ following the completion of the second year of his plumbing apprenticeship at Forth Valley College in Falkirk.

Currently based at our NHBC award-winning development Carnegie Grange in Dunfermline, third-year plumber apprentice Keiran has won this accolade in recognition of his commitment, dedication, attendance and workmanship to both the our apprenticeship programme and his college work.

Keiran, (25) from Armadale in West Lothian is delighted to have picked up this award as he explains:  “It’s brilliant to have won this award from Forth Valley College, and I’m really proud to have done well for Taylor Wimpey. 

“I’m really enjoying playing my part in the on-site team at Carnegie Grange and I’m learning so much.  My site manager is Barry Watson who has won a coveted NHBC award for at this development this year so I’m very lucky to be learning from one of the best site managers in Scotland. Many site managers have started right from where I am now, so you never know what the future may hold in a few years’ time!”

Ewan Robertson, Production Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland says:  “Our four year apprentice programme is well-established, and it gives us a great sense of satisfaction when you see partnership colleges such as Forth Valley in Falkirk recognising young talent like Keiran. We are supporting the development of young people who are keen to be the future of the construction industry, and working hand-in-hand with Further Education Colleges ensures that we maintain a good flow of talent into each of the trades of our business.

“Keiran’s recognition as being the ‘Best 2nd Year Apprentice’ at Forth Valley College is a brilliant personal achievement that I hope will continue to inspire him and others like him to fulfil their ambition to play a key role in the construction industry.

“We now have apprentices at various stages of training and development within our apprenticeship programme, and they’re very important to our business, as well as the construction industry in general.”