Shortlist: BWF Apprentice of the Year sponsored by CITB
Name of Apprentice: Jamie Jarrett
BWF Non Member Firm: John Weaver Contractors
Type of work/product(s) produced: specialist joinery
Jamie is a breath of fresh air and an asset to the John Weaver team, due to his passion for carpentry and for learning and improving. Jamie is punctual, always polite and has a very good manner with Clients which means rapport is built quickly and easily and he is able to understand their needs and always works to the best of his ability to get projects off the ground and work tasks completed within set deadlines. John Weaver’s clients always comment on the quality of his work, as do his mentors and immediate managers.
John Weaver believes that Jamie is an excellent contender for this award based on his drive and passion to work hard, learn and always put 100% into his projects. Internally he was awarded The Ian Hawkins Trust Award for Apprentice of the Year in 2015, due to his exceptional workmanship and attitude, and ability to go above and beyond what is expected of him.
Jamie Jarrett says: I’ve always wanted to follow in my Father’s footsteps and go into the building trade and become a carpenter. I’ve watched from a young age what you can create from wood and the skill that goes into carpentry, and I’ve wanted to secure a successful career with a local building contractors. I find all aspects of joinery carpentry interesting and now have the opportunity to develop and use these skills within JW. My 4 years with the Company have been a real learning curve and I’ve been lucky enough to work on many interesting projects. It would mean the world to me now to win this award and make the myself and the Company proud.
The Apprentice of the Year Award celebrates the success of the rising stars of the joinery industry. The award is kindly sponsored by CITB
Here you can view the full shortlist for the award
The award recognises apprentices that have really stood out during their time with a joinery company. They may have achieved some fantastic feats in their work, or show extraordinary commitment that really adds value to a company's workforce or the production.
Entries are open to any apprentice (that is undertaking external training/qualifications, or has done recently) that is employed within a joinery company, and will recognise outstanding achievement, commitment, adding value to the apprentice's company, and personal development.