Water firm honours top apprentice

Callum Towse receives his award
Callum Towse receives his award

A STEYNING apprentice has been named ‘apprentice of the year’ by his employer, Southern Water.

Callum Towse, 22, from Bowmans Close, Steyning, is based at Hardham water supply works.

He received the accolade during a ceremony at Fontwell Park Racecourse near Chichester, on March 27.

The awards, presented by chief executive Matthew Wright and directors Phil Barker, Chris Maloney and Geoff Loader, honour the company’s best new talent.

Callum, who studied mechanical engineering at Northbrook College, joined the water supply apprenticeship programme in 2012 after seeing an advert on Southern Water’s website.

He won a toolbox and £250 of shopping vouchers.

No stranger to the limelight, Callum was named best water-supply apprentice at last year’s awards.

“I really didn’t think I would win after getting last year’s award,” said Callum.

“It feels rewarding to have been recognised.

“The job has been challenging at times but it’s always enjoyable.”

Runner-up was James Pope, 22, of King Edward Avenue, Worthing, who is based in Horsham.