2022 Scholarship Recipient: Ben Giles

Ben with John Christensen and Martin Hawes, trustees of the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation. Ben was sponsored by Mr Allan Williams, Patron of the Foundation, who was unable to attend the awards evening.


    $2000 Apprentice Award for those commencing their building, plumbing or electrical apprenticeship.


    Allan Williams
What apprenticeship are you doing?

Carpentry Apprenticeship

Best thing so far about the job? And the worst thing so far?

The best thing so far is the sense of accomplishment when the job is done. The worst thing is a rainy day when you have no roof and a muddy site!

What do you think you will be doing in 5 years time?

In 5 years time I plan to be a fully qualified carpenter building all sorts of homes.  I would really like to be able to drive past stunning new builds and know I was part of the team that built the home.

What do you like doing in your down time?

Hanging out with my friends whether it be skiing or surfing just love to make good memories.

What do you love about living in the Sumner Ferrymead community?

I love the diversity of the hills to the beach. Everyone knows everyone so there is a relaxed respect for the bays cluster community and all that we have out here.  So many people get involved and enjoy giving back to the community in so many ways big and small. I hope I can do that in years to come.

Message to your sponsor?

Thanks very much for getting behind this award. The award will help me get a head start and have independence on the work site. A big thanks for sponsoring not just one award but two and giving back to the younger generation to help us when we need it most.