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Winners Named in Bagnalls’ 2019 Apprenticeship Awards

Joanne Gualda | 10 June

Following months of training at the Painting Academy in Doncaster, Barry Caple, Bagnalls’ Craft Trainer and Naomi Colecchia, HR Assistant, have named the 2019 winners of the Bagnalls’ Apprenticeship Awards.
Naomi talked about the process of choosing the winning candidates, “It was a difficult decision to make, we are so proud of all our apprentices and so many could have been shortlisted for the awards. Barry and I chose the winners not only for the quality of work they produced when attending the academy but also their drive, dedication and positive attitude to being a Bagnalls apprentice at college and on site.”

Ahmed from the Cardiff branch was named “First Year Apprentice” winner, Max from the Leeds branch was “Second Year Apprentice” and Jared from the Wolverhampton branch was “Third Year Apprentice” winner. Stephen Bagnall, Managing Director added “Offering young people opportunities is a vital element of our company’s future. I am so pleased to see Bagnalls successfully recruiting and retaining so many apprentices across all of our branches. Our investment in the Painting Academy since 2004 has demonstrated that investing in the skill development of our younger employees pays off further down the line as they develop into the craft painters and site supervisors of the future.”

Richard Britten, Regional Director personally presented the award to Jared at the Wolverhampton branch “I have watched Jared develop over the past three years. He has shown a real commitment to the apprenticeship programme and has demonstrated many of the positive traits we expect, from good timekeeping through to quality workmanship. He deserves to be chosen for this award as he takes every opportunity to learn and develop, and if he improves further he will be rewarded with a progressive career.”

Learn more about Richard’s journey from Apprentice to Director: https://www.bagnalls.co.uk/2018/03/08/richard-britten-apprentice-main-board-director/

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