CECA (Wales) awards Alex Norton as their 'Apprentice of the Year' for 2014
Alex has been with Andrew Scott since he left school at 16, he is a 3rd generation employee, as his father and grandfather worked for Andrew Scott. Alex’s brother Ashley also works with Andrew Scott.
The reason for putting Alex forward was simple because he is a conscientious hard working individual who has excelled in his studies with 100 % attendance and distinctions in all his subjects every year.
He has shown great commitment on his projects and has over the last 3 years has worked on some high profile and high risk projects, such as TATA Blast Furnace 4 (£185M), Margam Castle restoration project. New storage facility for AB InBev at Magor and most recently a new rail Bridge at ABP Newport.
Alex has always been totally committed to his training and work ethos and has not missed a single day since starting with Andrew Scott , some 3 years ago.
Alex attends Neath College, where he is a team player in his year and assists his peers within the college and Andrew Scott to achieve their best.
Alex raises the bar on every project requesting to do different job tasks that allow him to develop new skills and greater knowledge. "As a result of this, every task or challenge he has faced receives 100% attention, resulting in finished work that is exemplary and second to none."
Joe Mclaughlin, Alex’s Operation Manager concluded that Alex’s natural construction and carpentry ability has been noticed by his employers who have put him forward for up skilling on completion of his apprenticeship.
Alex, has developed a good approach to civil engineering and construction in general.
He is learning how to make sure his team and work colleagues work well under pressure,identifying potential problems in his tasks and how to deal with them in a safe manner, and more importantly dealing with all types of people,clients, engineers,team mates and managers.
Andrew Scott Ltd have recently found out that we are the largest construction employer in Wales of Trainees and apprentices, totalling some 26 in number including summer placements and graduates.
Pictured left - right: Phil Woodward, Chairman CECA (Wales)