Cheltenham-based heating, plumbing and electrical specialists, SW&L, have been recognised for their commitment to nurturing local talent, as finalists in two categories in the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

With more than 40 years of developing apprentices behind them, SW&L have been shortlisted in both individual and business award categories. Dawson Shaul, a current apprentice engineer at SW&L, is up for the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction & Public Services) category, while SW&L is one of the businesses in the running for the Employer of the Year (25+) award.

“We’re absolutely delighted at being shortlisted in both categories,” says John Rogers, Managing Director at SW&L. “It’s very well deserved for Dawson, one of our hugely promising young engineers who has proven his talent and commitment to the industry.

“As a business, it’s fantastic to be recognised for the effort we put in to training and development of our staff – and specifically our apprenticeship programme which we are particularly proud of. Since our merger last year to become SW&L, we have a much larger capacity to develop our programme and take on more local apprentices.”

The winners of the awards, which aim to celebrate the future of apprenticeships and employment in the region, will be announced at an event on Thursday 5 July at Cheltenham Racecourse.

SW&L is a specialist in integrated plumbing, heating and electrical services for homeowners, letting agents, builders and developers. The business expanded and rebranded after the merger of Shackleton & Wintle and WJL Electrical at the end of last year, bringing together two of Gloucestershire’s leading technical experts. The new executive team comprises Shackleton & Wintle directors John Rogers, Malcolm Faulkner, Andy Richards and Wesley Lane of WJL.

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