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Sadeh Lok

Housing apprentice scoops ‘silver’ in national awards


A young construction operative with Incommunities is celebrating after scooping a silver award at the prestigious SkillsBuild Awards in Birmingham over the weekend.

Twenty-one year old Jordan Kitching from Eccleshill went through to the national finals as a regional heat winner in the plastering and drywalling category.

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SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices. 

In the final Jordan was put through his paces in construction, plastering and screening before a panel of judges.

His success has capped a busy 2017 for Jordan after winning Incommunities’ Apprentice of the Year title and successfully completing his plastering apprenticeship.

Jordan said: "I’m thrilled to pick up this silver award. Plastering is something I really enjoy and it’s nice to be recognised for it.

"It was a great occasion competing in the national finals and in the end I just missed out on the top prize by two points!

Tony Thompson, Incommunities’ Construction Skills Training Manager, said: "We are all very proud of Jordan’s achievements. He sets high standards for himself and is always keen to learn and grow."

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive said: "A big well done to Jordan on this wonderful recognition for his hard work and commitment.

"His success demonstrates the quality of our award winning apprenticeship programme and all the young people going through the training.

"We firmly believe in investing in the development of every apprentice and see the positive impact this brings for both the individual and organisation."

Earlier this month, Incommunities was named ‘Apprentice Large Employer of the Year’ at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards.

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