Adam Leonard
Sheffield College apprentice celebrates a successful year

Apprentice Adam Leonard has continued his winning streak and been named Kier Sheffield’s Apprentice of the Year, recognising his achievements over the last 12 months and marking the positive impact he has made within the company.

Adam, 22, a fourth-year apprentice plumber from Halfway, Sheffield, received his award at a special ceremony held by Kier to reward him for his accomplishments and hard work, which include winning the regional finals of the HIP Plumbing Competition in both 2012 and 2013. After clinching this year’s north-west regional competition, Adam will attend the national finals at Swindon College, Wiltshire, in May.

Kier regional operations director, Phil Oades, said: “I am extremely proud of Adam; he is an excellent apprentice who takes his work very seriously. We are constantly receiving positive feedback from his mentors.”

Following the completion of his A-levels, Adam chose an apprenticeship so that he could train on the job. He is currently completing his Level 3 plumbing apprenticeship with Kier Sheffield, and studies at Sheffield City College one day a week.

Commenting on his achievement, Adam said: “I really enjoy my job with Kier; working and learning at the same time gives me a great sense of satisfaction. I am extremely grateful to Kier for taking me on as an apprentice plumber and helping me learn and develop; this award will spur me on even more.”

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