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Apprentice Sasha Harvey shortlisted for national prize

The national award nominations continue to roll in for Anderson, who have now been named as finalists in two categories of the National Building and Construction Awards 2021.

Anderson has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year for Sasha Harvey and Contractor of the Year (contract over £5m).

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Learning on the job

Sasha Harvey is a trainee site engineer and started her apprenticeship three years ago at the age of 16.

Originally, she wanted to be an architect but after spending some time shadowing her dad on site at 13, she realised she wanted to work outdoors instead of in an office. This was actively encouraged by her family, many of which worked in the industry.

At Anderson she started her level 3 BTEC in construction and the built environment. She is now doing a level 4 HNC and will eventually earn a level 5 HND. She is currently working on The Mulberries development in Witham.

Sasha said: “I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award, I really didn’t expect it.

“I’m really enjoying the course, the day-to-day training on site, and generally being an apprentice. The team is very supportive and have helped along the way.”

Training Manager Steve Hammond said: “I’m delighted for Sasha to be shortlisted for this award. Apprenticeships are a superb way to get hands-on experience from the get-go, and Sasha has gone above and beyond to embrace this opportunity. Well done, Sasha.”

Reputation

Steve Howe, Managing Director – Construction, said it was an honour for Anderson to be shortlisted for Contractor of the Year (contract over £5m).

He said: “We have an industry-renowned reputation for safety, quality and delivery and in terms of innovation in service and work delivered.

“We’re delighted to be recognised for providing high-quality services to most of the UK’s largest housebuilders.”

The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 18, at a ceremony at the Hilton London Wembley.