Kirkcaldy apprentice wins national award

Adam Wallace receives his award from Mo Baines, of APSE, and Councillor Bob Derbyshire, of Cardiff County Council.
Adam Wallace receives his award from Mo Baines, of APSE, and Councillor Bob Derbyshire, of Cardiff County Council.

Fife Council’s Adam Wallace has won the APSE apprentice of the year award in the transport and vehicle maintenance category.

Adam (22), from Kirkcaldy, was announced as the winner at the APSE local authority apprentice and trainee awards ceremony in Stratford upon Avon.

The APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) local authority apprentice and trainee awards scheme has been running for 13 years throughout the UK. The awards recognise future tradespersons and councils investing in first-class training and employment initiatives.

Councillor Pat Callaghan, Fife Council’s spokesman for environment and transportation, said: “This has been a fantastic achievement by Adam and demonstrates the quality of our apprentice training programme.

“Well done to Adam for all his hard work. This recognition is well deserved.”

Councillor Lesley Laird, depute leader, added: “Congratulations to Adam, he is a credit to Fife.

“We’re committed to investing in Fife’s workforce of the future. That means providing young people with a range of vocational opportunities in the community and local businesses.

“The council is the Kingdom’s largest employer and it is important we play our part and bring the young people from Fife’s communities into our workforce.

“National recognition is very welcome and demonstrates the first class training and support that Fife Council offers.”

Earlier this year, Adam also won Fife College HGV apprentice of the year.