An apprentice from Ayrshire College has been awarded £1,000 worth of tools to help develop his plumbing career.

Owen Grant from Maybole is in his second year of the SVQ Mechanical Engineering Services (Plumbing) course.

Students were visited by a representative from plumbing product specialist Monument Tools and encouraged to apply for the prize.

After assessing applications, the 18-year-old was chosen to receive the grant.

Owen said: “I couldn’t believe it when I got the email through.

“I feel really lucky to have been selected, this is a great set of tools.

“It’s everything I need to help get me through my apprenticeship.”