Our Apprentice Awards 2024: A Night to Remember! 

On Thursday, 27th June, we were proud to host our Annual  Apprentice Awards, which were a resounding success!   

Every year, the awards celebrate the fantastic work and achievements of talented young apprentices from across the South Wales region. Returning to the Swansea.com Stadium, the awards recognised the achievements of new entrants, apprentices and future talent within the construction industry in our local area.   

We had a fantastic evening with Swansea legend Kev Johns as our host, recognising the benefits of a construction career and the valuable skills aspiring apprentices can gain.  

Throughout the evening, awards were proudly given to nominated apprentices from some of our member companies, including, ASW Property Services, Andrew Scott, Premier Forecourts and Construction, Castell Construction, Craftsman Flooring, John Weaver, Green’s Carpentry and Swansea Council.   

Awards were also given to Best Technical Apprentice and Best Trade Apprentice. Harry Johal from Castell Construction was awarded Best Technical Apprentice, while Dwayne Vickers from John Weaver won Best Trade Apprentice.   

We were incredibly grateful to have the awards sponsored by several esteemed businesses in the construction industry, including PCR Global, City & Guilds, Linc Cymru, Alpha Safety, and CIOB. The evening also featured a raffle and auction to raise funds for Hands Up for Downs and the Jac Lewis Foundation. 

Hands Up for Downs is a charity dedicated to uniting families, parents, carers, and children with Down Syndrome. The organisation provides essential support and ensures access to necessary services for children living with Down Syndrome.   

The Jac Lewis Foundation is committed to offering mental health support and resources. Named in memory of Jac Lewis, who tragically lost his life to suicide, the foundation works to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide counseling, educational programs, and community outreach. Emphasising compassion, understanding, and resilience, the foundation aims to create a supportive environment where everyone can access the help they need. 

John Jones, our Vice Chair, said:  

“Our awards evening was a tremendous success, bringing together young talent to be recognised for their hard work and dedication. It’s essential that we continue to celebrate these achievements and support their journey, as these promising apprentices are the future of the construction industry.  

“The Swansea Bay Construction Support Group Awards helps us raise awareness and educate people about the vast opportunities available within the construction industry for young individuals considering their career options. It also showcases prevalent success stories, standing testament to the incredible achievements and potential within our field!” 

Euros Griffiths, our Training Officer, added:   

“Organising the fourth annual Swansea Bay Construction Support Group Awards was truly a pleasure! It was a fantastic evening celebrating the achievements of local apprentices beginning their careers in the construction industry. Congratulations to all the outstanding nominees and winners – you should be proud of your accomplishments.”