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Trainee Technician Joe wins G4C Award

Trainee Technician Joe Briggs has won the Further Education Student of the Year award at the regional Generation for Change (G4C) Awards earlier this month.

Joe collecting his award for Further Education Student of the Year
Joe collecting his award for Further Education Student of the Year

The G4C Awards celebrate young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the construction industry. Joining the company in 2017, Joe is currently working towards a HNC in Construction Site Management. Currently working on the Royce Discovery Centre in Sheffield, it’s Joe’s contribution on site which helped lead to his award success. Colleagues and clients have described his exemplary attitude on-site and excellent work ethic.

Joe has played a key role in the implementation of processes and procedures on-site, including becoming a Considerate Constructors Scheme Champion and pioneering new processes for the business. After creating and implementing a first aid and fire station, which is being used throughout the site, the project’s principal designer said, “it shows exemplary practice that I am yet to witness on another construction project”. The stations have now been rolled out on other sites. He was also instrumental in the introduction of an online induction system which has changed how we manage site access.

Joe’s commitment to learning and development was also highlighted, having enrolled on a variety of courses including a CISRS scaffold inspection course and a CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme course, all to further develop his wider knowledge to assist his role on-site. Joe was particularly keen to become a trained First Aider, saying, “I was keen to gain the knowledge to assist others if needed. I feel the course has boosted my confidence, knowing I am capable of helping others in their time of need.”

Joe's general attitude towards work is admirable and will be a key driver in Joe’s future success. He is a valuable asset to the team who will go from strength to strength throughout his career at Henry Boot. Joe demonstrates all the abilities of a future leader in the industry.

Andrew Greaves, Project Manager, Henry Boot Construction