Meet Jordan: our award winning Apprentice in the running for fourth commendation
One of our Apprentices in the South West has been put forward for an educational award,
just months after receiving national recognition for his dedication to learning.
Jordan Brown, was named as the Barratt plc top apprentice in the UK in December, having taken both the regional and divisional titles earlier this year. Now he has been nominated by his employers for a further local Apprentice of The Year award, which will mark his fourth commendation in a row if he wins.
Jordan, has said: “It’s an absolute honour to have been put forward for yet another award, particularly with it being National Apprenticeship Week this month. Winning the Barratt Homes apprentice of the year award was a brilliant feeling and just to be nominated for another one is a real bonus.”
Jordan, 20, started his carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with Barratt Homes just over a year ago, having been inspired to take up the trade by his grandfather. “I’ve had a chance to try so many things during my apprenticeship and every day is different. I go to college one day a week and get training on the job from my mentor and it’s good to learn from the guys that have been doing it for decades.”
Reflecting on what advice he’d give aspiring apprentices he said: “Be persistent and don’t give up. Apprenticeships are really popular so competition will be tough for places but work hard, get your CV right and keep going until you get your dream job.”