Nailed-on success for young joiner

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AN APPRENTICE joiner from Doncaster has won a Student of the Year award for his work at college.

Scott Marsden, aged 20, of Balby, an apprentice at St Leger Homes, clinched the title for his carpentry and joinery NVQ Level Two at Doncaster College.

Scott, who has worked at St Leger Homes for the last two years and studied on day release, is now setting his sights high and is hoping to win the same accolade next year when he completes his NVQ Level Three. St Leger Homes manages Doncaster’s council housing. Scott won a trophy, plaque and a case of top quality screws worth £40.

He said: “I was so pleased when I found out I had won the award. I feel it is a reward for the hard work I have put into the course. I’d love to win it next year too because the prize is likely to be a load of new tools!”

Susan Jordan, chief executive of St Leger Homes, said: “I am so pleased Scott has won this award. Apprentices are so important to St Leger Homes. Besides completing their apprenticeship they also work for nationally recognised qualifications and, combined with the hands-on work, they develop excellent trades skills and confidence.”