We are incredibly proud to announce that our very own Tyler Wallace has been recognised for his attitude and aptitude in stonemasonry, as he was announced as the Constructing Excellence NE G4C Trade Apprentice of the Year.
Tyler joined us on a general operatives apprenticeship which was funded by All Churches Trust as part of the Seventeen Nineteen Craft Skills programme at Holy Trinity Church in Sunderland, but very quickly displayed a keen interest and aptitude for stonemasonry. Tyler spent his first monthly wage on buying his own tools to pursue his interest in stonemasonry, he has learned to drive to help benefit his career and has returned to his past training provider to demonstrate the skills he has developed. It is this commitment that has paved the way for success, in an award category that is always extremely competitive.
Kevin Dunn, HPR's Contracts Manager, stated that "the award is very much deserved; the resilience of the heritage construction sector relies on us being able to pass our skills on to the next generation, and with young people like Tyler joining the trade the future is in safe hands”. Tyler is is currently attending York College, where he is completing an apprenticeship in stonemasonry. We hope that this will lead to a long and successful career for him at HPR.
We would like to express our gratitude to the team at Seventeen Nineteen and the Churches Conservation Trust for their continued support for Tyler throughout this process, as well as All Churches Trust for their funding. Congratulations to Leanne and the team at Construction Excellence North East for yet another fantastic event and evening.
For more information on this check out the CCT's news article.