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Darren Gray - Apprentice of the Year shortlisted

Aarsleff Ground Engineering is delighted to announce that its apprentice fitter Darren Gray has been shortlisted for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in the Construction News Specialist Awards 2020.

Darren joined Aarsleff’s plant department in August 2018 with the ambition to become a fully-fledged plant fitter. Since joining, he has shown that ambition by investing in his own tools and being keen to get ‘stuck in’ and learn.

Darren didn’t have any previous technical experience working on machinery before joining Aarsleff but has since gained a wealth of experience on a wide range of tasks, including managing inspections and servicing, working on electrics and hydraulics, and assisting his colleagues in general machine maintenance and repairs. In his studies at the National Construction College East, Darren has also shown continued interest and enthusiasm to learn with his tutors commending him on his progress and input within classes.

Aarsleff’s UK Group Plant Manager Steve Wilkinson said on Darren’s nomination,

“It is amazing to see Darren’s achievements recognised in such prestigious awards – the CN Specialist Awards 2020. The enthusiasm he brings to the plant department and his passion to learn and get involved shows he is a true definition of a team player. Being Darren’s mentor and manager, I have seen his knowledge vastly grow in the past year and he has become highly regarded amongst his fellow colleagues within the plant department. It is a pleasure to have him here at Aarsleff.”

Construction News Specialist Awards

Now in its 16th year, the Construction News Specialist Awards are the only national awards recognising the outstanding achievements of specialist contractors, highlighting the very best inspirational businesses and projects from across the country.

All the shortlisted entries will go through a judging panel in the new year, with the winners being announced at the glittering black-tie event on the 25th March 2020 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

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