Building Services learners celebrate skills and success

The team from the Grimsby Institute’s Building Services Engineering department celebrated their achievements at their annual awards ceremony for Building. The evening recognised and rewarded the hard work of the learners over the past academic year.

Neil Bainbridge, Associate Principal Advanced Technology presented the awards with Steve Hilton, Grimsby Institute Building Studies Curriculum Manager, who hosted the evening, he said: “Local employers have supported and benefited from our successful learners and as a result we have strengthened our links with the plumbing and electrical industry. All winners have been involved with work experience as part of their study programme, with the majority having taken part in realistic and meaningful site based experience which has further motivated the learners and whetted their appetite for a career in their chosen trade.”

A number of learners attended the event with family and friends including, William Leadbeater, who was awarded the Electrical Installation Level 3 Learner of the Year Award. William recently gained employment with AMJ Electrical and was pleased to win his award, he said: “I’ve really enjoyed my course, particularly the practical side. I’ve been sending my CV out over the past year and went on a trial at AMJ Electrical and they’ve offered me an Apprenticeship.”

17-year-old Plumbing learner Ros Holroyd was awarded the Level One Plumbing Student of the Year Award and will be returning next year to undertake the level two plumbing course. Ros was thrilled to win his award: “I always knew I wanted to be a plumber, I’m so happy I passed my course and really pleased I won my award. It’s really different to school, you’re doing something you want to do and the tutors are brilliant.”