A scaffolder with Downâ€™s Syndrome has been crowned Britainâ€™s top apprentice.
Todd Scanlon was given a trial by company boss Martyn Coles â€“ then quickly hired.
Since then the 30-year-old has impressed customers and colleagues with his professionalism, enthusiasm and politeness.
And his â€œboundless energyâ€ and dedication were rewarded this week when thousands of people voted him the UKâ€™s top apprentice in a public vote.
Martyn, who runs Coles Scaffolding Contractors Ltd in Swindon, Wilts, said: â€œHe has great determination.
â€œHe comes in every day and proves people wrong. Winning the award just shows he can do it.
Martyn added: â€œIâ€™m not sure why he won the award, but I think itâ€™s mainly because it is thought people with a disability shouldnâ€™t be in our industry.
â€œHeâ€™s just shown that you can do it with the right guidance. Heâ€™s just a likeable guy.â€
Todd, from Swindon, was one of ÂÂ26 construction workers to pick up a gong at the On The Tools Awards 2019.
On The Tools boss Lee Wilcox said: â€œHeâ€™s a credit to the industry.â€