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Bursary Prize for Top Construction Students

Published on: 29/07/2016 (9:11AM)


Three construction apprentices from Central College Nottingham have been selected to receive unique scholarships offered to just 30 apprentices across the Midlands each year. 

Shelby Sutton, Daniel Gwynn and Jack Morley were chosen by the Barry and Peggy Foundation to receive bursaries worth £1500 to recognise their achievements.  

The Barry and Peggy High Scholarship Foundation was set up on behalf of a generous benefactor who worked in the construction industry for many years and wishes to give something back to young people in construction. The scholarships offer financial and practical support to apprentices to recognise and celebrate their achievements. To be nominated, students must either be ‘shining stars’ or have overcome significant barriers to work and/or study.

Each apprentice is given:

  • £500 to purchase tools
  • £500 to purchase IT equipment such as laptop or tablet
  • £500 cash on completion of their apprenticeship

 Shelby Sutton, 22 from Bingham, has just completed her NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery. She works at Confetti Constellations as a joiner and is the first female student from Central to complete the advanced construction apprenticeship. Shelby is an ambassador to other students and is destined for a long and successful career in the construction industry.

Daniel Gwynn, 20 from Mansfield, has just passed his NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating. He is employed with DKN Decorators where he has become a real asset. His attention to detail is exceptional and works far above the level of his course.

Jack Morley, 20 from Wollaton, has just completed his NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Advanced Carpentry. He started at the college on a level 1 Carpentry and Joinery course and progressed to an apprenticeship at Bellway Homes. Jack’s work was far above the level required within the qualification and his attention to detail is astounding particularly in relation to the structural items produced.

We’re very proud that three of our students have been chosen to receive these awards. All of them have shown excellent levels of commitment whilst studying and have been a real asset to their respective employers. We wish them well in their careers.

- Terry Brickles, Head of School for Construction at Central College

For more details on construction courses at Central College contact 0115 914 6414 or click here.