Apprentices win building trade awards

THREE apprentices from Jewel & Esk College are celebrating being top of their trade after being given a sought-after award from the Scottish Building Federation Edinburgh and District Charitable Trust.

Carpentry and joinery students Hannah Ross, from Whitecraig, and Alexander Keith and Ryan McDonald, both from Tranent, were honoured with the awards thanks to their exceptional standard of work and craftsmanship.

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The Scottish Building Federation Edinburgh and District Charitable Trust provide awards to recognise promising students within the industry.

Based on everything from their attitude to work to safety standards and practical ability, over 25 students were monitored throughout their courses against a strict scoring system, with the three from East Lothian coming out on top.

Jewel & Esk College carpentry and joinery lecturer, Gus Jackson, said: “It’s really encouraging to see young and motivated people who are not only capable of working to the high standards required at this level but also show design flair and innovation on a 
professional scale.”