Why we chose construction: A spotlight on Andrew Scott apprentices 

Our yearly Apprentice Awards aim to acknowledge the remarkable accomplishments of apprentices hailing from various parts of the region. After a thorough evaluation, a selection of apprentices are chosen as finalists. From these finalists, two overall winners are then chosen for the categories of Best Technical Apprentice and Best Trade Apprentice. 

This blog will focus on two apprentices from Andrew Scott, one of the UK’s longest standing construction companies. Established in 1870, Andrew Scott holds a respected position within the civil engineering and construction sectors, serving clients in both the public and private sectors. 

Over the span of 150 years, Andrew Scott has played a role in shaping the built environment, delivering inventive, outstanding, and sustainable projects. The company serves as a significant local employer in Wales, employing 250 people, all functioning from a network of regional offices. 

Tyler Gregory – Technical Apprentice 

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Tyler began his career in construction in September 2022 and is currently studying for a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment with Pathways Training. Since starting with Andrew Scott, Tyler has been working on the MDU Baglan project for Network Rail. He is a valuable part of the project team and has been commended by senior staff at Andrew Scott for his positive attitude and commitment to learning and working collaboratively with his colleagues.  

Tyler is interested in pursuing a career route of project manager in the future and is showing great potential towards this goal. He is confident, and not afraid to challenge aspects of his work if he thinks there is a risk to safety or project progress.  

 When asked about his journey in the industry, Tyler said:  

“I got into the industry because I’ve always been involved with construction from a young age, all the way from GCSE to now studying level 4 HNC Construction at college. The current project I’m a part of is the MDU Baglan project in Port Talbot. It’s a refurbishment of a commercial asset for Network Rail. My day to day role is assisting the project manager, and my other tasks include reviewing risk and method statements, progress reports and various other duties. My aspiration after my five-year apprenticeship is to progress to a site manager with Andrew Scott and work on larger scale projects.” 

Ellis Evans – Technical Apprentice 

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Ellis commenced his apprenticeship with Andrew Scott in September 2022 as a technical apprentice and while studying a BTEC level 3 Construction and the Built Environment with Pathways training. In this time, Ellis has proven to be an exemplary employee and valuable member of the project team.  

Since starting with Andrew Scott, Ellis has been working on its Ysgol Groeswen project in Cardiff. He has quickly taken on more and more responsibilities over time, demonstrating his enthusiasm, commitment and skills to support the senior team. His daily duties include; running inductions and keeping induction records; daily resource checks and records of all Andrew Scott and subcontractor staff and weekly hazard updates and toolbox talks.  

Ellis, said:  
“I’m currently studying a level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment, and I’ve also just started my NVQ. I decided to go into construction as I believe the construction industry is one that brings about a great level of job satisfaction.  

“Seeing a project progress from the initial stages to completion really motivates me. I’m currently working on a primary school in Cardiff called Ysgol Groeswen. A technical apprenticeship allows you to learn about many aspects of construction, and this has given me a deeper understanding of where I want to be and where I want to progress, which is to go into site engineering.”  

Both Tyler and Ellis’ journeys serve as an inspiration to aspiring apprentices and showcase the immense potential within the industry. We eagerly await to see what the future holds for them. 

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