Local apprentice, Rory Percival, has reached the finals of the Heating & Ventilation Industry Awards in the category Apprentice of the Year.
Rory has recently completed his three year apprenticeship with ventilation manufacturer, EnviroVent, and now works as a fully fledged product development engineer at the company’s head office on Hornbeam Park.
EnviroVent’s Chairman, Ron Russell-Hobbs, said. “Rory can be described as a model apprentice. He has worked diligently to understand the demands of our industry especially in regard to product development and through this effort he has increased his knowledge and effectiveness to the point that he is assured of a successful career. As a result of his success we have now recruited another apprentice which in these difficult times should send a message to the Government that apprenticeship places create positives for the economy.”
Rory began his apprenticeship as part of EnviroVent’s research and development team. Over the last three years he has gained a tremendous amount of experience in product development, installation and system design.
In addition to this, Rory has played an important role in liaising with external bodies such as the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE) to ensure EnviroVent’s latest products met legislation and achieved the required certification.
From the early stages of his apprenticeship, Rory has shown enthusiasm and the initiative to succeed along with the capacity to learn and, importantly, put what has been learned into practice. The H&V News Awards, which are the heating and ventilation industry’s equivalent to the Oscars, take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 26 April.