2024 Apprenticeship Awards

Apprentice of the year


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Congratulations to Chloe Bidwell


Chloe Marie Bidwell 28/07/2005 - 20/12/2023

We share this video with the permission of Chloe’s family in the hope that other young people, especially women and girls will be inspired to follow her lead into the construction industry.


The nominees for this award were:

Construction Apprentice Dylan

Dylan Rhys Court

P & K joinery Ltd

Trained chef Dylan Court opted for a complete career change at the age of 30 and used the skills he gained doing a Foundation Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry to renovate his home.

He completed his apprenticeship ahead of schedule, consistently producing high quality work, and now works as a joiner with P & K Joinery.

He gained a Health and Safety qualification with flying colours in the first year and his first child was born in the second year. As a qualified joiner, he now often supports apprentices when they work with him.

Construction Apprentice Chole

Chloe Bidwell

Varcity Living

Chloe Bidwell is flying the flag for female construction workers, having achieved a gold medal at Skills Competition Wales and competed in the CITB Go Construct UK Carpentry section final in 2023.

Having achieved a Foundation Apprenticeship in Joinery, she has now progressed to an apprenticeship and is described by Grwp Llandrillo Menai as a “fantastic role model” for the industry.

Promoting opportunities for females in the male dominated construction, Chloe has appeared on television and radio. Her supportive employer says she is a fantastic worker and a responsible and considerate employee.

Construction Apprentice Elliot

Elliot Parry


Elliot Parry has been described by an independent gas assessor as one of the most outstanding and confident learners he had assessed.

He was rewarded for his dedication by completing his Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Gas Engineering to a high standard. He has carried on learning by adding further qualifications to his name.

His training officer predicts that Elliott will progress to become a leader and successful businessman.

His employer GILKS say he’s an asset to the business, a team player, puts clients first and has a great future ahead of him.


Award Sponsor

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Rehau has built its success around developing its people, in particular it’s apprentices. We fully support apprenticeships knowing we are filling ours and the local community’s talent pipeline of highly performing individuals. We equip them with the correct balance of skills, knowledge and experiences to make them well rounded employees and future leaders that guarantees our future and the successes we share.