The Search is on for Young Builder of the Year

Posted on by Protech Roofing Team

It seems there are an ever-growing number of award schemes being introduced to recognise the achievements of young people across the country, from Young Musician of the Year to TV-based competitions such as The Young Apprentice.

The building industry is no exception and, since 2000, budding roofers, carpenters, joiners, construction workers and more have applied to become Young Builder of the Year.


Young Builder of the Year 2014
The award, introduced by Youthbuild UK, is designed to celebrate the skills, capabilities and achievements of young builders across the country – particularly those that have had to overcome adversity of some kind to get to where they are today – providing its winners with a helping hand towards getting a strong foothold in the building industry.

Now approaching its 15th annual event, the Young Builder of the Year 2014 ceremony will be held on 15th October. During a ceremony at the House of Commons, the winners will be announced from a group of 20 selected finalists that will have been chosen from the list of applicants in August.

Those judges charged with making the selection will consist of a panel formed by a number of senior names in the construction industry and related fields, who will notify the successful candidates personally. The panel this year features Stephen Ratcliffe (director, UKCG) as its chair, overseeing a group that includes representatives from the CITB, NHBC, CECA and more.


Who can enter?

The award is split into two categories in order to offer a fair chance to those applying: those in education between 14 and 16 years old, and those in employment between 16 and 24 years old.

As well as being able to prove a commitment to their chosen area of the building trade, whether through apprenticeships, additional training, educational/career choices etc., Youthbuild UK also express a desire to hear about each candidate’s personal achievements and the barriers that they’ve navigated past to get to where they are now.

Qualifications and certificates gained along the way should be included, as well as anything else that documents any progress that has been made.


What are the prizes?

The successful finalists will be rewarded with an award each (as well as a day trip to the London Eye), with individual winners taking home additional prizes:

–      Overall winner: £1,500 (including tools)

–      Runner up: £750 (including tools)

–      Winner of 14-16 category: £750 (including tools)

–      Educational facility of winner of 14-16 category: tools worth up to £500


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Protech Roofing are one of the leading roofing contractors in the Leeds area and beyond. We specialise in the fitting and maintenance of all flat and pitched roofing for domestic, commercial and industrial use, and our abilities have been recognised by a number of relevant industry accreditors.

Our team are on hand to provide roofing repairs of all variety, so get in touch with Protech Roofing today for more information, or to request expert advice and assistance.


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