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Worthy recipient . . . Jeff La Haye (left) presents Cromwell apprentice plumber and gasfitter Daniel Anderson with the Dux Personal Growth & Development Award during a ceremony last week. PHOTO: THE HEATHER & DOUG RECORDS

ALEXIA.JOHNSTON
@alliedpress.co.nz

A Cromwell apprentice is proving his worth as a plumber and gasfitter.

Daniel Anderson, who has almost completed his four-year apprenticeship, was recognised at last week’s Apprentices Grow Business Awards in Christchurch.

Mr Anderson (20) received the Dux Personal Growth & Development Award, an accolade he was pleased to receive.

He was given $500 and a trophy for his efforts.

“I was pretty rapt with it. I was stoked to be getting something like that,” Mr Anderson said.

The awards recognise people working through the Apprenticeship Training Trust, which acts as their employer.

Mr Anderson said he was grateful to Anderson Plumbing in Cromwell, which had supported him as a host business, along with Mike May, of May Plumbing and Gas.

Although Mr Anderson was primarily recognised for his work ethic, his life outside the job was also acknowledged, including his roles with rowing, the Cromwell Volunteer Fire Brigade and Clyde-Earnscleugh and Cromwell rugby teams.