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Student Commended In Young Builder of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Sultanjan, one of our Plumbing students studying at Aldershot College, who was commended in the Young Builder of the Year Awards 2019.

Young Builder of the Year Awards 2019 (Picture © Andy Aitchison)

Sultanjan (far left) receiving his award certificate at the House of Commons

The competition run by Youthbuild UK celebrates those who have succeeded in their training in the Construction industry, overcoming barriers along the way. Sultanjan was put forward for the competition after Lecturer in Plumbing Eugene Schutte recognised his hard work and dedication to his course:

“Sultanjan had to overcome his language barrier as English is his second language. From the start of the course it was clear that he was keen to be hands-on in the practical aspect of the course. He takes extra English lessons in order to help him learn the technical language needed for plumbing and keeps a glossary of words for reference. Sultanjan has a positive attitude to his course, staff and his peers. His work is consistently of a distinction standard, and is accurate and displayed well.”

Entrants were invited to the House of Commons this October where the winners were announced, accompanied by lecturing staff, MPs and senior members of the construction industry.

Young Builder of the Year Awards 2019 (Picture © Andy Aitchison)

Speaking about this achievement, Sultanjan commented: “I feel very proud to have got through to the finals. My teacher put me forward for the competition based on how hard I worked at college to achieve my Level 1 qualification.

I enjoy my course because the teachers are very friendly and supportive. I particularly enjoy the practical lessons as I like to see what we’ve learned in theory class come to life. I like soldering, and pipe cutting best because my teacher says that my work is very clean, and precise and I am keen to do my best.”

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