1# Outline the career or training of the nominee, including the background of the nominee’s work, field, or activity
Oliver started at B&E Boys in February 2020 as an Apprentice Joiner. He attended Accrington College initially full time on leaving Secondary School. On commencement of working for B&E Boys, he then a attended one day a week whilst working four days a week for Boys. He has already achieved his Level 1 and 2 in Site Carpentry.
2# Provide information which will help the judges understand the challenges, problems, and scope of the nominee’s area of activity.
Oliver started at B&E Boys in February 2020 as an Apprentice Joiner, just at the start of the Pandemic. Through difficult times he has demonstrated a willingness to learn in circumstances that were not conducive to good learning experiences, such as having to remain 2m away from colleagues, wearing PPE masks, hand sanitising, etc. Oliver took all this in his stride and was not fazed by the turmoil that was going on around him.
Working for Boys, Oliver has had to produce joinery work on a wide variety of projects from Industrial, Ecclesiastical, Commercial, Residential, Education, to Restoration and Heritage. He has relished the diversity of work and approaches each job with enthusiasm, innovation and commitment.
3# Describe the nominee’s exceptional achievements or contributions in his/her chosen field.
His ambition is to continue to further his career, and has already commenced Level 3 Site Joinery.
Oliver has a ‘get it right first time’ approach to all his work. On the odd occasion that a project does not go as planned, Oliver does not give up, but learns from his mistakes.
He takes advice from older colleagues, particularly our Joiner at the B&E Boys Joiners Workshop who qualified 50 years ago as an apprentice at B&E Boys. Oliver demonstrates a thirst for knowledge, not being frightened to ask questions and learn new techniques.
4# List public statements for employers, college lecturers, external bodies/authorities, and awards that affirm the nominee’s achievements and contributions.
Oliver has already achieved his Level 1 and 2 in Site Carpentry and is now working towards Level 3. Although only working one day a week at Accrington College, he has kept up to date with all tasks set and successfully passed each level first time.
All B&E Boys Site Managers that have worked with Oliver would tell you that he is always punctual, arriving on site with all needed PPE, tools, and a ‘can do’ attitude. He listens to instructions, follows them and communicates clearly with colleagues.
5# Summarise why the nominator believes the nominee should be selected as a CDA Award Winner within this space.
Oliver Bunce is a polite, hardworking, enthusiastic young man. All whom work with him at B&E Boys would agree with this nomination as he has seamlessly integrated himself into the business on a wide variety of live working sites as well as at our Joinery Workshop. All our Site Managers would tell you that he is always punctual, arriving on site with all needed PPE, tools and a ‘can do’ attitude.
We believe that Oliver should be selected as a CDA Award Winner because he takes to same positive approach, working to his best abilities on all projects for B&E Boys.