15th June 2018

Danny wins CITB ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award

Danny Malone is employed by Coatech as a Resin Flooring Installer and has recently completed a Resin Flooring apprenticeship with FeRFA, The Resin Flooring Association. We are delighted to announce that he has been awarded the “Apprentice of the Year” accolade from the CITB’s regional Training Group at their recent annual awards.

Danny achieved his NVQ Level 2 in Insitu Resin Flooring in October 2017. The two-year NVQL2 qualification is offered as a Specialist Apprenticeship Programme through a partnership between FeRFA (The Resin Flooring Association) and the CITB.

Danny enjoyed both the theoretical and practical aspects of the course and is pictured above receiving his NVQL2 certificate at a prestigious Apprentice graduation ceremony held at the Belfry Golf resort.

In addition to achieving his NVQL2, his success was recognised by the CITB’s North East Wales Construction Training Group winning their ’Apprentice of the Year’ Award. The award presented at their AGM and annual awards evening recognises an apprentice who has made significant progress in their trade on a pathway to a successful career in construction.
FeRFA CEO, Helen McGachie explains how vital a route to qualification is to specialist sectors such as resin flooring “We are delighted with Danny’s achievement and success which recognises the importance of achieving a skill and qualification. The Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) has been developed to meet employer needs for a qualified workforce and is actively encouraging newcomers into the industry.”

Contracts Director, Mathew Shufflebotham, said: “It was clear to see from the offset that Danny was keen to learn all he could about the trade, hence we enrolled him onto the NVQL2 apprenticeship to structure his training and to help his professional development. It is great to see that his efforts have been rewarded with the achievement of his NVQL2 and this award. It is testament to the passion he has for his job and the effort he has put into his learning and development. He should be very proud of his achievements.”

Danny has also written a ‘Day in the Life’ case study for the CITB’s ‘Go Construct’ website to help inspire others to consider a career in Resin Flooring, a link to which can be found at: www.goconstruct.org/learn-about-construction/find-the-role-for-you/career-explorer/floor-layer/