UK: J & E Hall apprentice Brady Samways has received a double boost with two separate awards.

Brady, 20, recently won the National Refrigeration Apprentice of the Year award at his college, the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education. This follows his success in being named J & E Hall Apprentice of the Year.

On receiving this latest award Brady Samways commented: “After winning the J & E Hall award during my first year of the apprenticeship this tops it off nicely.”

Over the course of the academic year Brady attends the Grimsby Institute for nine weeks – split into three-week blocks. He is in the second of three years at the Institute where he tackles a variety of subjects including health and safety, electrical studies, science, environmental studies, refrigeration principles and the F-gas regulations.

He received the J & E Hall Apprentice of the Year Award for outstanding performance, service and dedication to the Applied Refrigeration and Service Apprentice Programme.

J & E Hall operations manager Philip Wright said: “Brady has been an excellent apprentice from the very beginning. In the traditional sense, he has been “seen but not heard”. The praise comes from others. He is quiet and unassuming and lets his work speak for him. As apprentice mentor, I can say he is the model apprentice. Even more encouragingly, his work shows ongoing potential as he is always ready to learn from the staff around him.”

Brady will spend the final year of his four-year apprenticeship working on the job and putting into practice what he has learned within the J & E Hall business. He is currently based with J & E Hall in Bishop’s Waltham, Southampton.