Commitment, graft and a willingness to grow are the hallmarks of a great apprentice, which Connor Liddell has in spades. No surprise then, that he was named NFRC Apprentice of the Year Scotland 2018.
He has represented both the company and the NFRC in association with Traditional Scottish Building Forum, becoming a firm feature at these events over the past few years. In 2017 he also delivered a full day session at Falkirk College in 2017 as part of their trades’ summer school.
“In the early days Connor was quite shy at the events, however, he has gone from strength to strength in his own personal development, building his own confidence, which is very rewarding to witness,” says Mark.
The desire to spread the message is clearly important to Connor: “I really enjoy taking part in events such as Scottish Traditional Building Forum where I demonstrate and promote Roof Slating and Tiling to other young people in the Forth Valley Area,” says Connor.
“From one of the Stirling demonstrations I was delighted to hear that a school pupil who attended is now an apprentice, like myself, and delivering demonstrations in their own local area.”
Mark believes that Connor is at the start of great roofing career and that winning the accolade will have a positive impact on his growth as a skilled tradesman, helping him progress and also reward him for all he has given back to the industry in the short time he has been part of it.
“I was so thrilled to have won the Apprentice of the Year 2018 award and had an amazing day at the ceremony,” says Connor. “Over the four years my confidence has grown, along with my roofing skills, and I will continue to promote the industry and the success that can be found in a roofing career.”
Like so many apprentices up and down Scotland and in the rest of the UK, Connor and his fellow apprentices at Rooftec Scotland demonstrate that the future of roofing is in good hands.