Max Rayner wins Apprentice of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2020. Max joined WS in September 2018 as one of only 6 people in the UK undergoing the new Architectural Assistant Apprenticeship. We were thrilled when he was selected as a Finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2020 – and even more delighted and pleased when he won! As the Award Judging panel commented “Max is a trail-blazer. He demonstrated an amazing level of resilience in approaching many employers before finally being taken on by WS Planning. His employer can clearly recognise the benefits of taking on an apprentice – both in terms of delivering paid client work but also in fostering wider links with schools and colleges. Max is an excellent ambassador for apprenticeships. He has been thrown in at the deep end, very quickly having to manage his training workload as well as client work – but has more than risen to the challenge.”