Jordan Wins Trade Apprentice of the Year at Generation4Change Awards

From left to right Jordan Condren, Hodgson Sayers apprentice, Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East, and Steven Bell from Wates Construction and sponsor of the Trade Apprentice of the Year Category

AWARD-WINNING, Roofing Apprentice, Jordan Condren, has been crowned Trade Apprentice of the Year in the 2020 in the Generation4Change Awards.

His employers, Stanley-based, Hodgson Sayers is celebrating Jordan’s success as one of the company’s rising stars, after Jordan received the award at Generation4Change’s virtual event, held in association with Constructing Excellence North East.

Generation4Change is a strategic approach to harness the young professional voice and drive continuous improvement in the UK built environment industry.

Multi-award winner

Jordan beat stiff competition in his category, with his entry highlighting how he had created a positive impact in the construction industry, including his commitment to personal development.

As an apprentice roofer, covering slating and tiling at Hodgson Sayers, Jordan, is already a multi-award winner, taking gold at the 2019 WorldSkills UK two-day roof slating and tiling competition and crowned Newcastle College Apprentice of the Year 2019.

As winner of the WorldSkills UK competition, Jordan was set to travel to China to compete on the international stage, demonstrating his roofing skills to over 20,000 visitors. This will now take place in 2021.

Hodgson Sayers support

Jordan Condren, said: “I am honoured to win trade apprentice of the year in the Generation4Change Awards. Although the competition was held online, there was still a great atmosphere and it was brilliant to see all nominees from across the region.

“The award means a lot to me because I was nominated by Hodgson Sayers. The company really puts its support behind my learning and encourages all apprentices to pursue individual goals. To be recognised by my company and now by the wider industry with this award, is a real boost for morale.

“Although it is fantastic to win individual awards, I am very much a Hodgson Sayers team player and I was particularly pleased to see that acknowledged at the awards ceremony.”

Great accolade

John Sayers, Managing Director at Hodgson Sayers, said: “We congratulate Jordan on his win, it is a great accolade for him and for the team.

“Jordan is ambitious and determined to keep progressing his skill set whilst remaining grounded and humble. He is a role model for our younger apprentices and someone who can offer solid advice when it comes to the day-to-day routine of work and, of course, he can now also give invaluable guidance to other apprentices who are looking to enter competitions.

“Jordan was nominated not just because of his great talent but because he has a long term vision for his career progression and has already expressed his desire to become a senior leader.”

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