Banbury apprentice is named the best in region

A talented apprentice from Banbury has been named the best in the region by a leading housebuilder.

Luca Winkler
Luca Winkler

Luca Winkler, 22, based at Bloxham Vale, on Bloxham Road, was named the Redrow Homes South Midlands Apprentice of the Year.

The commendation was awarded for his commitment to achieving quality in his trade and his positive attitude.

Luca, who joined Redrow Homes South Midlands as an apprentice bricklayer after doing a number of labourer jobs and studying bricklaying at college, has always worked at Bloxham Vale.

He said: “I am so pleased to have been selected as the region’s best apprentice and I’m delighted my hard work has been recognised.

“I love working outdoors, and I’d heard nothing but good things about Redrow before I joined, so Bloxham Vale was the best place to kickstart my career in the housebuilding industry.

“I’d recommend anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship to go for it, as it’s a great way of learning new skills while building a career.”

John Mann, managing director for Redrow Homes South Midlands, said: “From the moment he started his apprenticeship, Luca’s curiosity and positivity stood out and I know everyone at Bloxham Vale is thrilled to have him in the team.

"Success stories like his are why we are committed to nurturing apprentices and we look forward to watching him grow his career.”