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Construction Student is Apprentice of the Year Finalist

Posted: 20th December 2018

Carpentry and joinery student, Luke Parker, has reached the final of the Gorilla Glue Apprentice of the Year 2019 competition.

The competition took place in September 2018 at Doncaster College, where apprentices were tasked with creating a detailed wooden coffee table. Luke’s final creation was judged as the most outstanding in the college, with James Watts and Taylor Blanchard placing 2nd and 3rd.

The Apprentice of the Year competition to find the UK’s most talented and tough apprentice, where 13 colleges from across the UK battle it out to bring home the Gorilla Glue Apprentice of the Year trophy, for their college.

“This task asked questions about the learner’s ability to plac and organise. Luke did the best using his knowledge and skill to produce a really good effort in the tight time frame allowed. Hopefull, this will be a stepping stone in future career achievements for Luke.” Neil Frow, Carpentry & Joinery tutor.

Speaking about his achievement, Luke Parker said “I’m really happy to have won this competition. I hope I’ll get more recognition at work, or maybe even a pay rise!”

Luke will now go onto the finals where he will come up with his own upcycling project for the Accrington community.