An apprentice with mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has celebrated completing his training with a top industry award.

Liam Walsh, who works out of the London office of the Birmingham-based firm, was awarded the Plumbing Apprentice of the Year Award for the East of England and London by JTL, a leading training provider for the building services industry.

One of 1,665 apprentices who were in their final year of training with JT, Liam is now in the running for the title of JTL Apprentice of the Year.

Having completed his Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating with the provider, Liam is now working as a plumber on site at Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point development where J S Wright is fitting out 645 homes within seven metallic buildings including a 37-storey tower.

Liam received his award after a rigorous selection process that took account of his practical and theoretical knowledge and feedback from workplace mentors, college tutors and JTL’s regional training officers.

Matt Pearson, JTL Regional Training Officer, said: “Liam should be immensely proud of his achievement. Winning his regional event from among a very talented group of youngsters and gaining a place at our national final is no mean feat and testament to his commitment and dedication.”