Plumbing apprentices are flush with college awards

Will, Stuart and Richard
Will, Stuart and Richard

Plumbing apprentices from a Deeside firm have found a pipeline to success, winning five out of seven awards at an Aberdeen College prize night.

Deeside men Richard Wilson and William Atherton, who work for Lumphanan- based Sugplum, scooped the awards including two for apprentice of the year.

First-year Richard picked up apprentice of the year and the SP education and training award for attitude towards plumbing and eagerness.

Third year Will brought in a hat-trick of award with gongs for apprentice of the year, the Aberdeen and District Master Plumbers Association Shield and the Willaim Wilson Lead Craft Trophy for his award winning Lead Project.

Sugplum owner Stuart Sugden said: “It’s has been a busy year for the lads and I am proud to have them as employee’s and are an asset to Sugplumb ltd.

“Both lads were hand picked from all plumbing apprentices at Aberdeen College to enter an inter college competition during the term and both did extremely well coming second and third...Will was also selected to go to the Scottish plumbing championships and placed second overall and now has the national championships to look forward too!”

The two are looking to the future with both taking special interest in renewable energy.

Stuart added: “...it’s not all awards and pats on the back but hard graft and determination that help go the extra mile...”