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Scholarship award for apprentice Jon

One of our trainee carpenters has been chosen to receive a scholarship from a scheme set up to recognise exceptional apprentices within the construction industry.

Jon Goss was selected by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to be given the award from the Barry and Peggy High Scholarship Foundation, which it administers on behalf of a benefactor who worked in the industry for many years as a reward for the best talent.

He will get a £500 allowance to spend on carpentry tools and £500 to spend on IT equipment. Jon will also receive £500 on completion of his apprenticeship qualification.

Jon, who took up his apprenticeship after working as a site labourer, said: “This has been an incredible boost to my carpentry career and will really help me develop my skills and support my studying. 

“I am very grateful to the CITB and Pave Aways for nominating me for this. It’s a real vote of confidence.”   

Training manager Michelle Benjamin added: “Jon is a rising star in the industry and that has been recognised by the receipt of this scholarship and recently reaching the finals of the Construction Apprenticeship Awards.

“We are delighted to be supporting his career journey and believe he has a very bright future with Pave Aways.”