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SWH receives City and Guilds Medal for Excellence

SWH and one of our employees have been awarded the prestigious City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence.

The award is in recognition of the achievements of apprentice Jed Saunders and the outstanding level of training SWH has provided.

Jed, from Exeter, has won the award for his fantastic efforts that have seen him obtain a number of qualifications and develop a high level of ability and technical knowledge in various Highway Maintenance operations.

In just two years Jed has earned a level 2 Diploma and NVQ Level 2 Award in 'Highway Maintenance and Excavation Operations', two further NVQ Level 2 Awards in 'Bituminous Paving as a Paver Driver' and 'Ride on Roller Operations', as well as a CPCS 'Ride on Roller Qualifictaion' (the most highly recognised in the plant industry).

As a result of the award, Jed has also been shortlisted for the City and Guilds Lion Awards, which will be taking place at the Roundhouse, London in June.

This is the latest honour an SWH apprentice has received. Last year, Sam Atwill (of Glendinning) was awarded the Most Promising Apprentice in the South West by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA). The previous six years have also seen SWH apprentices win the award, in large part due to the training programmme available to them.

Ben Pyle, SWH Managing Director said:
"Through our apprenticeship schemes we are looking to develop the work force of the future. We help teach young people key skills that will stand them in good stead personally and professionally, playing a vital role in building a bright future for the region.

"Jed and our training specialists alike deserve this recognition for their efforts and dedicated approach to their work. We are very proud of their achievements."

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