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Bolton plumber takes apprentice of the year title

Young plumber Harvey Wilson, who lives in Westhoughton, Bolton, has been named by national firm Seddon Construction as the company’s Apprentice of the Year.

Judges from the Bolton-based business selected the 20-year-old for the award based on his all-round performance and feedback from the project management teams who have worked with him. To mark his achievement, Harvey was presented with an engraved tankard and a monetary reward.

“Harvey puts in 100 per cent effort every day and has done ever since joining the company four years ago,” says Seddon Construction , labour manager David Sivill. “He’s a worthy winner of this award and exemplifies the success of our apprenticeship scheme in bringing dedicated and talented young people into the business.”

Seddon Group celebrated its 75th anniversary of apprentice recruitment in 2012, recruiting 86 new trainees.

With Seddon’s support, Harvey has completed Plumbing NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications and his Gas Safety qualifications.

Part of the Seddon Group, Seddon Construction has a turnover of more than £150 million and employs over 1,000 people. The company provides the full range of construction services, specialising in new-build, refurbishment, development and sustainable energy.

The Seddon Group is a family-owned company specialising in construction, painting and maintenance and housebuilding, with a national turnover of over £250 million.

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