A COLEG Llandrillo construction student has been awarded the title of Learner of the Month by a UK-wide magazine.

College apprentice Josh Morales, 21 from Pentrefoelas, Betws-y-Coed, who is employed by Snowdonia Plumbing and Heating and attends the Rhos-on-Sea campus, won an extensive range of industry tools from HIP Magazine. The award was sponsored by Triton Showers.

Josh was chosen as the ‘Learner of the Month’ after a week of voting and testimonials on social media by the friends and families of hundreds of students across the UK.

Chris Walling, Josh’s tutor said: “For an inexperienced apprentice, the standard of his work and his attitude are excellent. He works with minimal supervision and is progressing really well.”

Josh added: “I’m honoured and proud to receive of this award. I have only been in the industry for a couple of years. I initially attended college straight after school, enrolling on an entry level construction course. We tried out a range of different trades, and I found out plumbing was the most interesting. The most important piece of advice I have been given is ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’.”