Christmas comes early for apprentices at heating business


Three apprentices from South Gloucestershire are celebrating after winning recognition for their work

The apprentices are employed by Gregor Heating, a heating and electrical business based in Warmley that employs over 120 people. They were presented with awards at the firm’s annual apprentice awards ceremony by local councillor, Toby Savage and apprenticeship provider Anne Day from OnSite Bristol.

Joe Yabsley is a Year 2 Apprentice and he won the overall Apprentice of the Year award after being nominated by his peers for his commitment and positive attitude, which he puts down to ‘love of his job’. He has received a £250 tool allowance contribution. 

Two other apprentices, George Watts and Declan Jeffaries, were also recognised for completion of their apprenticeships this year.

Gregor Heating has employed many apprentices in its 30 years of trading. Managing director, Steve Gregor, began his journey as a plumbing and heating apprentice. He said; 

“I know the value of being given such an opportunity and apprentices are very much a part of our company’s success story. Every year I am more and more impressed with the candidates that come through the door and these awards are very much designed to reflect that. Well done everyone.”

Longwell Green Councillor Toby Savage, who is also Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills & Employment on South Gloucestershire Council said:

“Congratulations to all of the apprentices at Gregor Heating, especially the winner of Apprentice of the Year, Joe. South Gloucestershire has the highest rate of apprenticeship uptake per head of population in our region and clearly Gregor Heating are contributing to this fantastic opportunity for staff.”

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