Young Lowestoft bricklayer wins national award

Persimmon Homes Trade Apprentice of the Year Dylan Butcher collects his award from Shaun Marjoram, c

Persimmon Homes Trade Apprentice of the Year Dylan Butcher collects his award from Shaun Marjoram, construction director for Persimmon Homes Anglia. Photo courtesy of Persimmon Homes. - Credit: Archant

A young bricklayer from Lowestoft has had a dream start to his career by winning a national award.

Persimmon Homes Trade Apprentice of the Year Dylan Butcher at work at Woods Meadow. Photo courtesy o

Persimmon Homes Trade Apprentice of the Year Dylan Butcher at work at Woods Meadow. Photo courtesy of Persimmon Homes. - Credit: Archant

Dylan Butcher has been named Trade Apprentice of the Year in the Persimmon Homes Young Achievers Awards.

The 19-year-old triumphed over hundreds of apprentices across 30 divisional businesses.

Senior contract manager Ray Winney noticed Mr Butcher was emerging as a star student and nominated him for the award.

Mr Winney said: 'It is clear that Dylan has found his true vocation and we are all very proud of his achievements.

'His hard work has paid off - not only has he completed his apprenticeship six months early, he has also taken advantage of the opportunities to improve his maths and English skills at college.

Mr Butcher is currently working at the Woods Meadow development at Oulton Broad.

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Also nominated for the national awards scheme were regional finalists Scarlett Calver from Bungay, Ayesha Orriss from Carlton Colville and Kegan Charlesworth from Hellesdon.