Fortis Property Care apprentice scoops runner up prize in national award
Published by Vicky@FortisLiving for Fortis Living in Housing and also in Education
Photo from left; David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation, David Baddeley, Steve Doyle from Autolease, Lewis Platt and his manager Con Philpotts and Keith Simpson, Chair of the DWF.
An apprentice who works for Fortis Property Care in Malvern has scooped a runner up prize at a national award ceremony. Lewis Platt, age 18, was runner up in the Non-trade apprentice category at the Direct Works Forum Annual Awards ceremony in Coventry.
Lewis applied for the award after encouragement from his boss, David Baddeley, who is Commercial Director at Fortis Property Care, “We are really proud of Lewis being recognised at a national level as it is a significant achievement; this reflects his passion and commitment to his job.”
Lewis is currently working as a ‘Trainee Maintenance Contract Surveyor’ and attends college one day a week. He says the recognition will give his career a boost, “I worked hard on the submission for the award and I am please with the outcome. I hope to continue to progress up the career ladder once I have completed my training. This is a great thing to have on my C.V.”
Around 15% of FPC’s workforce are apprentices and there is a mixture of office based and the more traditional trade apprentice.
Lewis received a cash prize as well as his certificate.