Outstanding Apprentice Award

Category: People

Big congratulations to Luke Walsh for winning the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year – Construction and Engineering at the NTU Apprenticeship Awards 2024. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of both apprentices and their employers and were held in May at Nottingham Trent University.

Luke effortlessly combines his undergraduate studies in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with being a key member of the Pre-construction Team. Since joining the business, Luke has developed tremendously within his role and has developed his interpersonal skills through asking questions, getting involved with the wider pre construction team and by listening and learning from his colleagues. Luke is a valued member of the team, contributes positively within the department, and actively takes the time to understand other key functions within the business.

Tom Sewell, Regional Director, Stepnell, said:
Since joining the business, Luke has demonstrated a passion and professional approach in everything he does. He openly listens to advice and experience around him, and applies it within his role. Actively questioning things to assist his development is never an issue. Very quickly demonstrating a real skill for estimating while approaching everything in a skilled and methodical way, he has quickly gained confidence from the pre-construction team around him. 

He is able and willing to hold himself confidently in a meeting and get his point across clearly. Luke is already pricing projects for the business and has quickly run with the NEC projects and ethos behind them. A very capable individual who has a very bright future ahead of him. Luke is adding real value to the business and our clients.”

These awards recognise the outstanding achievements of both our apprentices and their employers. All awards are voted for by current NTU employer partners and studying apprentices, with nominations across 11 categories shortlisted by an independent panel of judges.

Sue Woollett, Social Value Manager, Stepnell Ltd:
Luke has embraced social value as part of his role and understands it is integral to what we do. He participates enthusiastically in events, helps to promote our industry to young people, and is always willing to challenge himself and learn more.”

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