Apprentice award for Shaun

Shaun Davies from Stewart Milne Homes and Joe Boyle from Scotia Homes
Shaun Davies from Stewart Milne Homes and Joe Boyle from Scotia Homes

An Arbroath apprentice has been named Apprentice of the Year 2016 at the Trade Awards 2016.

Apprentice Bricklayer, Shaun is currently based at Stewart Milne Homes’ design-led development The Plaza at Riverside Quarter in Aberdeen, where the homes and apartment blocks are constructed using complex brickwork as the main material and demand an outstanding quality of bricklaying.

A former student of Arbroath College, where he received the Best in Class award in 2013, Shaun has excelled in his career so far. In winning the Apprentice of the Year title he has been recognised for his unwavering motivation and ambition to hone his skills in the trade and for his unparalleled work-ethic, as well as his ability to learn fast and apply attention to detail.

Shaun is also a role model, inspiring a future generation of trades by acting as a construction spokesperson at local careers events, where he encourages other young people to consider an apprenticeship.

Shaun said: “I’m really excited to have been awarded Apprentice of the Year at the Trades Awards. My apprenticeship has been brilliant and has given me the confidence that if I work hard, I can go far in the industry.”

Stewart Milne Homes’ senior site manager Greg Thompson (32) from Premnay in Aberdeenshire, was awarded Highly Commended in the Site Manager of the Year category at the same awards.

John Low, managing director of Stewart Milne Homes, added: “Shaun and Greg are two deserving winners and we’re thrilled they’ve been recognised for their hard work. These awards shine a spotlight on the calibre of trades in the North East of Scotland and the double triumph for Stewart Milne Homes highlights the commitment and dedication of our team to designing and building our homes to the highest quality standards of craftsmanship.”