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Outstanding young trainee wins young roofer of the year

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NFRC UK Roofing Awards Award (2021 Winner Logo


Winner: Shane Robert

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Shane Roberts

Monique Jones from J Randall said about Shane:

Shane joined J Randall two years ago after having difficulty finding employment or training locally. As a keen rugby player, Shane had heard of the J Randall Roofing Youth Generation Programme and asked to speak with Joby, the Managing Director—a hands-on and busy director who still has time for people who want to learn. Within weeks of speaking with Joby, Shane was being trained in Health and Safety and prepared for site expectations.

Working in the roofing industry can involve a lot of early mornings and challenging journeys. We have watched Shane transform himself in the last two years with many exhausting days in all weathers, having to take himself out of his comfort zone to travel by train to Birmingham for college. He truly has gone from strength to strength, Shane was a very shy and quiet character in the beginning of his employment. How proud we are of him now that he is a strong team player, encouraging yet another apprentice that we have in training.

Shane has had difficult times in the last twelve months with the pandemic with colleges being closed and no support, so he got his manager to build rigs in-house so he could continue his training as well as completing individual units for his NVQ—pure dedication. He had only two units to complete and unfortunately, Birmingham College had to close so they are now scheduling the final units in Scotland! Has this stopped Shane’s determination to complete his training? Oh no!

Shane you were once lost and you have truly come into your own, a confident, charming man willing to support and encourage anyone that works with you your passion for roofing is unique, and we look forward to watching you develop.

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