Students shine at Gas Apprentice Awards

City of Glasgow College hosted its annual Domestic Gas Apprentice Awards at the college’s new City campus on Glasgow’s Cathedral Street on Friday 11 November.

The stars of the show were Ross Burnett who was awarded the Ralph Wardle Cup for Diligence & Endeavour, and Darren Fleming, the first student to receive the new Worcester Bosch Award for Most Improved Apprentice.

Now in their 50th year, the Awards celebrate the achievements of the college’s SVQ Gas Installation and Maintenance (Level 3) students.

City of Glasgow College Curriculum Head of Engineering & Energy, John Sweeney, said:

“This year we celebrate 50 years of the Domestic Gas Apprentice Awards which recognise the best students from first, second and third years. Congratulations go to our apprentices, and lecturers, for all their hard work and determination. Our thanks go to our sponsoring companies and partner organisations whose continued support benefits our apprentice students year after year.”

The Ralph Wardle Cup is awarded to a third year student for the greatest all round effort over the three years. This year’s recipient, Ross Burnett, who works for Sanctuary Housing Maintenance, said:

“This Award makes me feel like I have the ability to succeed and gives me more confidence in myself. It is a great surprise and unexpected. It shows that all the hard work has paid off and I could not have done it without help from my lecturers at City of Glasgow College; I owe them a massive thanks.”

This year’s guest speaker was Henry McNichol, Regional Sales Director, Worcester Bosch, who also presented a new prize to run from this year, the Award for Most Improved Apprentice, sponsored by Worcester Bosch, which went to Darren Fleming of H&C Mechanical Services. Darren said:

“This is a big achievement. The apprenticeship has had its ups and downs so I am happy that I pushed through and achieved success. My aim now is to gain as much experience as possible as a Gas/Heating Engineer with my employer, H&C Mechanical Services.”

Over 50 people attended the event including the apprentices, their family and friends, representatives from the companies the apprentices work for, and business partners and sponsors of the event.

City of Glasgow College hosted its annual Domestic Gas Apprentice Awards at the college’s new City campus on Glasgow’s Cathedral Street on Friday 11 November.

The stars of the show were Ross Burnett who was awarded the Ralph Wardle Cup for Diligence & Endeavour, and Darren Fleming, the first student to receive the new Worcester Bosch Award for Most Improved Apprentice.

Now in their 50th year, the Awards celebrate the achievements of the college’s SVQ Gas Installation and Maintenance (Level 3) students.

City of Glasgow College Curriculum Head of Engineering & Energy, John Sweeney, said:

“This year we celebrate 50 years of the Domestic Gas Apprentice Awards which recognise the best students from first, second and third years. Congratulations go to our apprentices, and lecturers, for all their hard work and determination. Our thanks go to our sponsoring companies and partner organisations whose continued support benefits our apprentice students year after year.”

The Ralph Wardle Cup is awarded to a third year student for the greatest all round effort over the three years. This year’s recipient, Ross Burnett, who works for Sanctuary Housing Maintenance, said:

“This Award makes me feel like I have the ability to succeed and gives me more confidence in myself. It is a great surprise and unexpected. It shows that all the hard work has paid off and I could not have done it without help from my lecturers at City of Glasgow College; I owe them a massive thanks.”

This year’s guest speaker was Henry McNichol, Regional Sales Director, Worcester Bosch, who also presented a new prize to run from this year, the Award for Most Improved Apprentice, sponsored by Worcester Bosch, which went to Darren Fleming of H&C Mechanical Services. Darren said:

“This is a big achievement. The apprenticeship has had its ups and downs so I am happy that I pushed through and achieved success. My aim now is to gain as much experience as possible as a Gas/Heating Engineer with my employer, H&C Mechanical Services.”

Over 50 people attended the event including the apprentices, their family and friends, representatives from the companies the apprentices work for, and business partners and sponsors of the event.