Building Craft Apprentice in the running for national award

We are thrilled that one of our Building Craft Apprentices is in the running for “Apprentice of the Year”, as awarded by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). 

Adrian Wintersgill was nominated by the FMB as Regional Apprentice of the Year for the Yorkshire and Trent area, and will be now be in the running for the national title, awarded later this year. 

Adrian said: “Even though I thought I wasn’t any good at school, I found a new ‘me’ when I started at college, and by the end of it I was hungry to learn more. This is when I applied for the Prince’s Foundation programme, and through there I managed to get to know some spectacular craftsmen and women that really made me feel proud to have been a part of it.”

“Since starting the Prince’s Foundation course I have won three awards at our College awards night, I was runner up at the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers award, and I received FMB apprentice of the month and now I’m in the running for National Apprentice of the Year…

I’m so excited and I want to thank everyone that has helped me progress over the last few years.”

The awards will take place on the 20th of March, and will be given out by our ambassador, George Clarke. 

Phil Parkinson, FMB Services Director for Yorkshire & Trent, said: “Adrian is an outstanding example of an apprentice showing commitment, dedication and determination to carve a career in this important industry, and we wish him the best of luck in the national final.”

To find out more about the awards, or if you too are interested in becoming a Building Craft Apprentice follow the links on the right-hand side of the page.