The Korrie Apprentice of the Year Awards 2017
Korrie, part of Ingen Group, are one of the UK’s leading technical services providers specialising in the delivery of technical solutions for the built environment. From inception, design and installation to commissioning, operation and maintenance, Korrie offer full turnkey solutions to meet your property needs including major projects, technical maintenance and energy solutions.
September 2017 saw the Korrie Apprentice of the Year Awards held at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in Inverness. This annual event allows us to recognise excellence within the Korrie team and is a celebration of the businesses’ ongoing commitment to the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship programme.
Korrie are committed to attracting, recruiting and developing young talent as well as supporting the continuous development of those wishing to progress within the business.
The Korrie Apprenticeship is a modern apprenticeship designed to ensure that all apprentices are trained to the standards set by industry in the UK. Korrie currently have 40 apprentices employed across the business with over 80 employed throughout the Ingen Group. The apprentices work within a range of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, administration and renewable technologies.
September’s event saw the Korrie apprentices and their mentors in attendance alongside representatives from training bodies BESA, SNIPEF and SECTT.
Korrie Operations Director, Peter Corbett opened the ceremony by stressing the key role each apprentice plays in driving the future of the business forward and the continuous need for their commitment and high standards of workmanship. Korrie consider the promotion of personal development and the growth of their people to be paramount and Peter was keen to express the excellent opportunity facing each and every one of them.
Throughout the day, the apprentices were organised into cross-discipline teams where they undertook a range of activities designed to develop team-building, strategic thinking and problem solving.
SECTT Training Officer, Paul Murphy congratulated the group on their achievements this year and spoke at length about how rewarding a career path a modern apprenticeship can be.
SNIPEF regional Training Officer, Neil Foxcroft then reminded the apprentices that, as well as hard work, knowledge is key and maintaining focus whilst studying is equally as significant.
Head of BESA for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Iain McCaskey was the final guest speaker and he emphasised the high standards that both his members and all apprentices are required to maintain in order to give them a unique grounding in their trade which in turn, will help prepare them for their future career.
The awards ceremony followed the speeches and the winners of each category are listed below;
1st year Apprentice of the Year – Robert Scoular
2nd year Apprentice of the Year – Callum Allan
3rd year Apprentice of the Year – Ryan Leslie
Mechanical & Plumbing
2nd year Apprentice of the Year – Callum MacLean
3rd year Apprentice of the Year – Liam Richardson
4th year Apprentice of the Year – Matthew Woods
Donnie Fraser Memorial Trophy
Overall Apprentice of the Year – Liam Richardson
As the awards came to a close, this years’ winners were congratulated once again and thanks given to all apprentices and invited guests.
Korrie apprentices are a valuable asset to the business and Korrie are committed to both their personal development and to providing opportunities for them to realise their full potential.