Winner: Building Plymouth Technical Apprentice of the Year Award 2022

Outstanding local construction and manufacturing apprentices have been recognised for their efforts and abilities at a virtual awards ceremony held as part of Plymouth’s National Apprenticeship Week 2022. The Awards were led jointly by Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group (PMG), with nominations submitted by local employers and training providers, with 46 finalist apprentices celebrated, and 7 overall winners presented top awards.


Congratulations to Emma Jarvis for winning the prestigious Building Plymouth Construction Technical Apprentice of the Year 2022. Emma is undertaking a Higher Level 4 in Building Services Engineering Technician with engineering consultant Services Design Solutions (SDS) and Exeter College.


Emma is this year’s winner of the Building Plymouth Technical Apprentice of the year award. She started her Building Services Engineering Technician Level 4 apprenticeship in September 2021 at Services Design Solution (SDS). Her programme of study lasts for two years and covers, controlling quality of works, planning and installation of electrical and mechanical systems in buildings and assessing, identifying, and recording of the environmental impact of projects.


Emma is currently an electrical apprentice within SDS’s Plymouth team, working alongside eight electrical engineers. She joined the company after taking part in a week of work experience through the ‘Adopt-A-School’ scheme. She enjoyed her time with the company so much that she asked if she could carry on attending during her free periods alongside her studies. Upon completion of her A-Levels, she was invited to join the company.


Electrical engineer, Johnathan Bradbury comments, ‘Emma is a proactive and engaged member of the team. She has indisputably made a significant and positive impact on the business’.


Her role is currently involved in a significant amount of healthcare projects which are often complex in nature, Emma is able to implement standards that she has learnt in her short career to date before obtaining input from senior team members. She has also represented the company in project design meetings alongside architects and surveyors, working closely with the client to ensure efficient working solutions.


Regional Director for Plymouth, Mark Plant states that, ‘Emma has shown great promise, she is a valued member of our design team and is highly respected by her colleagues across the business’.


On top of achieving a Distinction in her last module, Emma is also involved with helping to promote engineering to primary school aged children - inspiring the next generation. Huge congratulations to you Emma, we look forward to following your career.


Emma’s response to being announced winner of the technical award; ‘I am thrilled to have won these awards! The support I have received from my employer SDS has been fantastic and I would like to make a special mention to my mentor Johnathan Bradbury for his guidance over the last two years. I would also like to thank Exeter College, who provide a brilliant opportunity and learning space. Congratulations to all the fellow nominees including my colleague, Sam Goodwin’.