THE Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) are once again on the hunt for the best craft apprentice in Scotland and are starting the process of accepting nominations for this year’s James Birnie Award for Craft Excellence.
Founded in 1934, the main purpose of the SBATC is to regulate the working conditions, wages, recruitment and training of apprenticeships within the building industry throughout Scotland.
Now in its eighth year, the award was the concept of James Birnie MBE – Jim worked in the industry for a good number of years and is a past-[resident of the Scottish Building Federation. He was honoured with the MBE in 1999 for his services to working conditions for the industry as a whole.
The honour is awarded to the best craft apprentice in Scotland, who is registered with SBATC and who has shown dedication, talent and initiative, among other skills, throughout their training within the industry.
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