Dean’s focused approach to developing his skills in an industry he loves encouraged him to leave his long-held job as a labourer and risk a career change. Seizing an opportunity to gain wider experience and formal qualifications, he joined SES in 2015.

Since completing his training in March 2019, Dean has played a big role in encouraging teamwork and collaboration whilst developing strong relationships with managers and peers alike.

Furthermore, putting his maturity and life skills to greater use he now mentors first year students as well as guides and coaches trade apprentices at all levels— a role he enjoys immensely. This includes guidance on general life skills such as how to behave around clients and SES team members and the importance of taking pride in their work.

Without doubt, Dean has a promising career ahead of him at SES, thanks to his application to any task, willingness to take on more responsibility and patience to teach others. It is these attributes which impressed the judges and earned him the highly commended plaudit.

SES’ business director North and Scotland, Steve Joyce, said:

“We are delighted that G4C saw fit to recognise Dean and SES’ contribution to training in the industry. Dean is a great role model to the younger generation as well as those in the more mature age group, considering a career change. It also goes to show that hard work gets recognised.”

Steve Joyce
Regional Business Director, North and Scotland, SES Engineering Services