The Construction Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Laing O’Rourke, has been won by Jack Layfield from John Sisk & Son Ltd.
Jack is currently enrolled on a part-time Civil Engineering Degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
Simon Brunt, Senior Site Engineer at John Sisk & Son Ltd, nominated Jack for the Apprentice of the Year Award. He said: “Jack started on the Manchester Life Apprenticeship Scheme with no knowledge or background in construction. He gained valuable experience in geo-technical, structural, civil and M&E Engineering and now works alongside our section engineers on site, undertaking tasks which would normally be beyond his position.”
Jack is also a serial volunteer both within the workplace and the community. He volunteered for a set of learning hubs for trade apprenticeships, which involved giving up his time to set up classrooms in mobile offices for bricklayers, plumbers and electricians, and was also involved in the Sir Howard Bernstein Charity Night, which raised £350,000 for the ‘We Love Manchester’ charity.
The runner-up was Ellis Payne, who was nominated by RubixBuild Ltd. Ellis has been completing a Bricklaying Apprenticeship at Oldham College. The winner and runner-up were both presented with an award, certificate and cheque.
The award was presented at the Chamber’s Property and Construction Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which took place on 4thOctober at Emirates Old Trafford.