UHI Moray Construction Apprentice successes

UHI Morays award winning construction department is delighted to announce a further series of competition wins by current apprentices.

The construction apprentices year on year are successful in local, national and international competitions and this year is no different.

On 1st June, fourth year Joinery apprentice, Lewis Bowman, competed in the SkillBuild Carpentry competition at Edinburgh College. Lewis, who works for Cairn Joinery, was awarded second place.

Stage 2 apprentice, Ellis Stevenson, who works for Campbell and McHardy, Elgin was in Aberdeen on 13th June and took first place in the SECTT Apprentice of the Year North heat. She will be invited to Edinburgh to be interviewed along with the winners of the Southwest and Southeast heats to decide the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the Scottish Stage 2 Apprentice of the Year. 

Danny McBean, Electrical Apprentice, was awarded first place in the Scottish National Qualifying heat for SkillElectric and has the chance to take part in the UK finals. Danny works for Grants of Dufftown.

Four plumbing apprentices took part in a competition at Glasgow Clyde College with great results. Finlay Macaulay, who works for ALPAH of Stornoway, won first place in the SkillPlumb copper competition.

Shaun Wilcox, employed by Moray Council, won first place in the SNIPEF Sheet Leadwork competition, edging apprentice Marion Stewart into second place. Marion works for GA Barnie in Elgin.

Tommy Smith took third place in the SNIPEF renewables competition. Tommy also works for Moray Council.

Jim MacKinnon, Deputy Head of Curriculum at UHI Moray, commented:

"It has been a great pleasure to see the success achieved by UHI Moray construction students this year. It is a reflection of their hard work and that of their lecturers. Congratulations to them all."

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