Jordan wins plumbing prize

Jordan wins plumbing prize

Jordan wins plumbing prize

Modern Apprentice (MA) plumber Jordan Muir was flushed with success recently after winning the SNIPEF Plumbing Apprentice of the year prize at Forth Valley College.

Jordan (19) from Whitecross near Linlithgow, - who works with Jim Fegan Plumbing and Heating and attended FVC’s Falkirk Campus one week in every three – was presented with his prize of £100 by Vanessa Docherty, SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation) Regional Training Officer at the college’s plumbing workshops.

Jordan, who is going into his third year, said:

“It was a surprise to win this award to be honest and I was not expecting it. Thanks to my lecturers who nominated me and to SNIPEF. I am delighted with the prize and it is all gone already as I have just bought a car and it will help with this.

“The lecturers here at Forth Valley College have been brilliant and they could not be any more helpful. I would definitely recommend the MA programme here. Once you get into your MA it really is good.”

Gordon Gwynne, FVC Plumbing Lecturer who is pictured here (back right) with fellow FVC Plumbing Lecturer David Balmer (back left) and Jordan, said: “Jordan continues to display a mature attitude to his modern apprenticeship. He is a responsible student and a conscientious worker who will make an ideal plumber.”

Vanessa Docherty, SNIPEF Regional Training Officer - Dundee & Angus, Perth, Forth Valley & Fife, said: “Jordan joined the SNIPEF modern apprenticeship in plumbing training programme in August 2015 and is making excellent progress on and off the job. He is employed by SNIPEF Member firm Jim Fegan Plumbing and Heating.

“Throughout the programme Jordan has displayed an excellent attitude and approach to learning and his own development. A very capable apprentice who is well thought of by college lecturers, work colleagues, and SNIPEF, as well as his peers. Jordan has benefited from experiencing a wide range of plumbing work activities with his employer, progressing and building confidence with new tasks as well as routine tasks. The feedback from tradesman has always been favourable regarding progress and performance. 

“Jordan deserves to be recognised for his hard work and commitment to the programme and it is a pleasure to support him and present this award! I’m sure he will do very well as he progresses into his third year studies after summer.

Well Done Jordan on all you have achieved so far!”

SNIPEF Training Services Ltd is the training subsidiary company of SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation).  The company acts as the managing agent and Training Provider offering the Modern Apprenticeship in Plumbing to young persons in Scotland.

SNIPEF Training Services are involved in the identification of appropriate vocational training courses, and monitoring the training programme via a team of Regional Training Officers located throughout Scotland. The RTO’s maintain contact and monitor each apprentice’s progress on and off the job. I am the Regional Training Officer covering Forth Valley region and therefore Jordan Muir comes under my responsibility. This involves monitoring and reviewing progress both at college and at the workplace by way of regular review meetings.


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