The Skills Village provides practical, site-based learning in a safe environment which replicates a live site. The “Top of the Ladder” award recognises commitment and excellence to learning a trade. The winner of this award was Lewis Watherston, who joined the Skills Village as an apprentice in 2017.
“Lewis had no construction experience and had previously worked in retail. He was always very clear of what he wanted to do in life and his ambition when starting at the Skills Village was to get an apprenticeship and then one day become self-employed. Within the past two years, Lewis has done exactly that; he reached the top of the ladder through hard work, commitment and willingness to learn. He is now registered self-employed and is working independently on the site where he worked as an apprentice. A fantastic achievement.” - Mike Mulligan, Regional Director at Kebbell.
The awards ceremony was a huge success as everyone celebrated the achievements of the learners and apprentices. The event included a hog roast and a 360 Excavator on a Tenstar Plant Simulator! Some of the apprentices even used their skills to create some of the furniture that was used in the marquee. The Skills Village are planning an even bigger event next year as they continue to support the training of young adults in the local area. Since the company was launched in 2016, the Construction Skills Village has recruited 288 learners and created 147 jobs or apprenticeships. We were delighted to sponsor the event, and support the work of the apprentices on our Cornelian Fields development in Scarborough. Huge congratulations from everyone at Kebbell goes to all of the winners listed below:
Top of The Ladder won by Lewis Watherston
Breaking Through the Wall won by Josh Walker
Corner Return won by Jack Townsend
Nailed It won by Finley Ward
Ground Breaking won by Tyler McMahon
"I have never been more proud of my team. It was a brilliant, uplifting event to applaud and celebrate the efforts of our learners, apprentices and staff. To see our local businesses, sponsors and supporters turning out to be with us to share in the celebration was tremendous.” - Graham Ratcliffe, Managing Director of the Northern Regeneration, which runs the Skills Village.