Congratulations to our three apprentices who’ve made it through to the finals of Construction Apprentice of the Year

As the UK approaches National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from March 4th to 8th, we’re delighted to announce that three Ian Williams’ apprentices have made it through to the Plymouth Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year. Congratulations to Dan Rayner, Jonathan Cook and Mitchell Arnott. The awards seek to acknowledge and celebrate individual apprentices’ exceptional contribution to their workplace and recognise their commitment to the apprenticeship experience.

Congratulations to:

Dan Rayner:  Level 3 Painting and Decorating Apprentice

Jonathan Cook: Level 2 Painting and Decorating Apprentice

Mitchell Arnott: Level 2 Painting and Decorating Apprentice


Jo Down, Academy Officer at Ian Williams comments: “What a brilliant achievement and a fantastic way to start the NAW celebrations, which are designed to show what a positive impact apprenticeships have on the individuals undertaking them, and on the wider economy. People like Dan, Jonathan and Mitchell are real assets to our company and seeing them develop is really rewarding. We’ll all have our fingers crossed for the ceremony on 9th March at Plymouth Guildhall.”


Charlotte Smith, Building Plymouth Liaison Officer, Education, Participation and Skills for Plymouth City Council comments: “We have had an influx of very high-quality nominations and we are delighted to announce the great news about your three finalists.”


Jo concludes: “We look forward to sharing this news of their success at our NAW Qualification Celebration lunch next week. Now in its third year, the event which is attended by around 50 people, celebrates our apprentice, trainee and staff achievers and recognises the vital contribution they make to the business.”


Ian Williams is always on the look out for hardworking, proactive, diligent people who are keen to kick start their careers.  Our 2019 Apprenticeship opportunities open week commencing 4th March 2019  Click here to apply or to find out more about our award-winning scheme.

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