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Success for Fife College Apprentice

A Fife College student is delighted to have been awarded Fife Council Apprentice of the Year 2016.
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Apprentice of Year 2016, Allan Trolland with Cllr Judy Hamilton

Allan Trolland, (24) from Glenrothes, won first place in the Electrical Installations category at the Modern Apprenticeship Awards held at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes and was also awarded Apprentice of the Year 2016 at the event which was held recently.

The annual awards are open to all Building Services Apprentices who are judged on their skills development, course work, portfolio, attendance and attitude.

Fife College was delighted to hear that a number of their students did extremely well at the ceremony and gained recognition for their achievements from their employer, Fife Council.

Two other Fife College apprentices were presented with awards at the event. Calum Sutherland, (18) from Dunfermline, came in second place for Electrical Installation in the first year awards, and Lewis McFadyen, (28) from Kirkcaldy, came first for Electrical Installation in the fourth year awards.

Allan was thrilled to hear that he had been awarded Apprentice of the Year. Said Allan: “I was shocked and overwhelmed when I found out I had won Apprentice of the Year. It feels great to know that my hard work over the past year has paid off.”

“This is not only an award for myself but an award for the people that have helped me through my apprenticeship. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me throughout the past three years especially the lecturers at Fife College.”

Alex Logue, Curriculum Manager for Building Services at Fife College was thrilled to hear about the apprentices’ success. Said Alex: “Fife College is committed to offering excellent training to a wide range of modern apprentices and it was great to see our student apprentices recognised at this recent event. The various employers and tradespeople give a great deal of support to the apprentices and Fife Council continues to put on an outstanding event year on year. They are all to be congratulated along with the various sponsors for their continuous generosity.”

Bell Group UK, leading national painting and decorating contractor was the main sponsor of this year’s event. Colin Cochrane, Branch Manager said: “We are a company who believes in the same ethos that is being promoted on the night, a reward for application, dedication, endeavour and the effort to be the best they can be.”

Allan was presented with his trophy by Les Sinton from the Bell Group UK and Cllr Judy Hamilton, Spokesperson for Housing and Building Services. Said Judy: “The event is recognition of the hard-work that our apprentices, managers and tutors in Building Services are putting into their development. Fife Council is committed to building and maintaining a skilled workforce through the apprenticeship programme.”

“In Building Services, we currently have nearly one hundred apprentices; and to be short-listed for these awards is a huge achievement. I was honoured to congratulate this year’s winners.”

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