Award nominee Jack is on track to become the best in garden design

Jack photographed for nomination

Jack Stevenson, one of our talented apprentices has been nominated for a Young Achiever Award 2014. Here he is being photographed for the Leicester Mercury.

Here at Leicestershire Garden Design Co, we’re delighted to announce that Jack Stevenson, one of our talented apprentices has been nominated for a Young Achiever Award 2014.

Jack is 18 years old and joined us just seven months ago. During this time, his attitude and aptitude have impressed us and our customers. He shows a commitment to his work and career that displays a maturity beyond his years. Amazingly, Jack has almost completed his 15-month apprenticeship in just half that time!

As employers, the characteristics Jack demonstrates that commend him to us include his attention to detail as well a passion for the role he plays within the team. It’s a pleasure to work alongside him as his enthusiasm is infectious. Jack is popular with his fellow workers and customers alike. For us, it’s great to find someone who’s not only talented, but who also enjoys their job.

Of course, we’ve thrown a few challenges Jack’s way! He’s already led a team in undertaking a landscaping project and overseen the completion of a garden transformation. With the skills he possesses, we’ll be encouraging him to study for a Team Leader NVQ once he finishes his apprenticeship.


Did you see Jack in the Leicester Mercury?

We’re delighted that Jack has been recognised for his efforts by this award nomination. The Young Achiever Awards 2014 are presented by The Leicester Mercury in association with Fullhurst Community College. The aim of the awards is to celebrate and champion the hard work, dedication and commitment of young people within our county.

There are ten award categories including academic, sport, business and community achievements as well as an award for the best apprentice. The Apprenticeship Achievement Award is sponsored by Leicester College.

A ceremony will take place in December for all the finalists, and the winner of each category will be presented with £250 and a trophy. Everyone at Leicestershire Garden Design Co would like to wish Jack and all the other nominees the best of luck at the event. As an established family company, we understand how important it is to encourage young people and give them the support and training they need to flourish in the field that’s right for them.

Whatever the outcome, we know Jack has a successful future ahead of him in garden design, and we’re proud to be able to champion him in his endeavours.

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