News: Apprentices of the Month - February 2019

01 April 2019

Thank you and congratulations to our hardworking apprentices this month

Apprentice of the month - Joe Darby

Congratulations to Joe Darby for winning the February Apprentice of the Month award. Joe, a first year apprentice site manager working with Midas Construction in Abingdon was nomination by Grant Millar, Operations Manager for Midas and Keith Batson, Project Manager, for how Joe has taken on additional responsibility and showing initiative on the project in areas such as progress review and reporting, to aid the conclusion of one element of the project. This has proved invaluable to the management team. 

In addition, Grant remarked that “Joe has started to take control of situations by dealing directly with subcontractors to resolve logistical issues and by obtaining the correct information required to resolve problems. He has demonstrated his understanding of the importance of liaising with the rest of the project team on both the logistical and technical aspects.”

Photo: Keith Batson, Joe Darby, Julian Carter

Community Giving Award - George Solomon

For his outstanding work on a local community project in Littlehampton, CoTrain is pleased to give a Community Giving award to George Solomon, apprentice site manager with Willmott Dixon. Nominated by Joe Hanks, Build Manager, Joe remarked that as well as his normal day job, George has been involved in the refurbishment of a youth community centre, giving up evening and weekends to support the completion of the scheme, and had also been able to enlist support from some of the Willmott Dixon supply chain partners in getting them to donate their free time as well to the project. Congratulations George!

Photo: Joe Hanks, George Solomon, Julian Carter

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