Young Apprentice Scoops Three Awards at Ceremony

Bristol, United Kingdom, August 26, 2007 --( Congratulations are definitely in order to Apprentice Engineer Steve Vickary of The Platform Company after picking up a fantastic two first places and a runner up spot at the recent Apprentice Awards at the National Construction College in Norfolk. Steve is halfway through his three year apprentice programme with The Platform Company and the National Construction College, and has found the scheme a great introduction into working life:

“I spend six weeks at college studying for my NVQ advanced level 3 in Plant Mechanics, then the next six weeks working at The Platform Company’s Bristol branch. The ongoing switch between the two works really well as I get to put what I learn into use, then at the end of my course I’m straight into the job I’ve always wanted to do. Both my lecturers and work colleagues are extremely helpful and are happy to stay on after work or a class until I totally understand anything I may be struggling with”.

The two first places were taken in the Key Skills and the Personal Effort In Plant Mechanics categories, and the runner up spot secured for the Good Effort In Key Skills. Andy Gilbert, National Operations Manager of The Platform Company attended the awards ceremony:

“With the apprenticeship scheme we can be sure that we will gain an already competent team member which is an important investment for the future of both the company and employee. I am very confident that Steve Vickary will be a great asset to us and look forward to watching his progression along a solid and rewarding career path within The Platform Company”.

For definitive advice and information on safe working at height and apprenticeships, visit or telephone The Platform Company on 0800 028 18 08.

The Platform Company
Jamie Doran
08700 788278