Apprentice of the Year at CITB Apprenticeship Awards 2019, Winner.

The Staff at the Lead Sheet Training Academy would like to congratulate our outstanding student Richardas Kukoris who is employed by Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd, for winning Specialist Applied-skills Programme Apprentice of the year, at the first ever CITB apprenticeship awards on the 7th November 2019.

Richardas started training at the Lead Sheet Training Academy back in August 2016 on the Specialist Applied-skills Programme level 2 Hard Metals, successfully completing this in July 2018. He is now studying on the level 3 hard metals apprenticeship which he is due to complete in April 2020.

Richardas overcame some huge barriers when he first started the Programme, one of which was to learn English and the second was when he was made redundant halfway through the level 2 apprenticeship. This could have had huge implications on his training, however, he showed great resilience and tenacity in finding another job with the help of LSTA staff and is now working for Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd. Richardas’s work was exceptional and he was completely dedicated and passionate throughout the programme, he is now on a successful pathway in his chosen profession in Hard Metals Roofing. Congratulations and very well deserved.