An award recognising the UK’s best apprentice.
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Katie Smith – The Prince’s Trust
"I was truly gobsmacked [to be shortlisted]. You asked me for a reason why I think I deserve to win, I think mainly just down to my determination to never ever quit. No matter how big my issues have been, no matter how small, I have never ever given up. Picking myself up more times than I can remember and still getting up every day and telling myself no matter how I feel, what I've been through, I get up, dress up and show up. Becoming a bricklayer has made me turn my life, my attitude to life around and my future looks more positive than it ever has."
Nathan Tyrrell – Engie
"I am passionate about the construction industry and have enjoyed every aspect of my apprenticeship at ENGIE. Working through my apprenticeship I have grown from the shy boy who left school at 16, to become an ambassador to youth groups and mentor to a less advanced apprentice. I have steadily taken on more responsibility, including electrical compliance work, testing, installations etc and am now almost qualified. Keeping people safe is my number one priority and as an electrical installation apprentice, I strive to work to the highest standards of health and safety. I’m grateful to everyone who has helped me get to the stage I am at now. Being nominated for this award makes me proud and excited, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me in the industry that I love!"