The hard work and dedication of Lindum Group trainees was rewarded at a celebration ceremony this week.

Nine people from across the Group have been presented with certificates to mark the completion of their apprenticeships and training courses.

They have each completed between one and five years of training, which has involved a mix of college tuition, home study and on-the-job experience.

Group chairman David Chambers spoke at the celebration ceremony to congratulate both them and the Lindum training team who’ve supported their progress.

“You’ve all done very well and you should be proud of yourselves,” he said. “The work you do is incredibly important and the contribution you make is valued by me and the rest of the business.

“You now need to take what you’ve learned and continue to work hard as you develop your careers at Lindum.

“In future, as you progress, you will no doubt come into contact with other apprentices and trainees. You must remember to be supportive and encouraging and to share your skills and experience with the next generation.”

Among those receiving their awards was Charlie Smallwood, who works in Lindum’s Joinery Division. He was awarded Level 3 NVQ in Architectural Joinery.

From the Construction Division, Mark Alfonso and Tom Butcher were rewarded for achieving NVQ Level 3 in Site Carpentry and Joinery, Harry Jackson and Luke Iwankiw were handed certificates for achieving NVQ Level 2 in Site Joinery and Ryan Shutler was rewarded for gaining his Level 2 in Construction Operations/Civil Engineering

Homes apprentice Jake Galley was presented with a certificate for achieving Level 2 in Bricklaying and Charlie Wells, who works for Peterborough BMS, was rewarded for his NVQ Level 3 in Site Joinery.

In addition, Construction’s Adele Clapham received a certificate for gaining her NVQ Level 3 in Business Admin.

She was also praised for being chosen as Apprentice of the Year by training provider RHG Consult.

Lindum Training Manager Sara Hobson said: “It is wonderful to see our employees receive these awards. They have worked very hard and are a credit to Lindum.

“Training is really important to us and to our employees’ future careers.”