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Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony 2018

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Joint winners of the Level 3 Apprentice of the Year Laura Mitchell and William Colyer

The National Coal Mining Museum formed the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony this week. Local business leaders and dignitaries were joined by senior college staff to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers at the glittering awards evening. 

The annual ceremony kicked off a week of activities at Wakefield College to coincide with National Apprenticeships Week, recognising those who have shown hard work and commitment, both in their College work and in their workplace. Businesses that provide apprentices with exceptional support and mentoring were also acknowledged at the ceremony.

The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wakefield Metropolitan District, Councillor Kevin Barker and Mrs Kirsty Barker, families, Wakefield College Executive Director, Joanne Taylor, and nominees in both ‘Employer’ and Apprentice’ categories.

This year’s winners included:

Level 2 Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by YPO
Sophie Gladwell 

Small Employer of the Year
Sponsored by AD:VENTURE Programme
PHL Plastering

Level 3 Apprentice of the Year (19+)
Sponsored by JCT600
Laura Mitchell
William Colyer

New Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Wakefield College Business Development Team
Beaumont Legal

Wakefield College Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Wakefield College
Jason White

Level 3 Apprentice of the Year (16-18)
Sponsored by ENGIE
Shauna Danby 

Large Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Arcadis
Unilever UK Ltd 

Higher Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Chadwick Lawrence
Jamie Threlfall 

Level 2 Apprentice of the Year (19+)
Sponsored by Bardlsey Construction Ltd
Bradley Smith

The winner of the Level 3 Apprentice of the Year, Shauna Danby was described by her employer as “an excellent example of an apprentice who is enthusiastic about her learning”. In her role as a Dental Nursing Apprentice, Shauna joined Airedale Dental practice with no experience or specific work skills but has fast become an asset to the organisation undertaking any given task and effectively being able to communicate with colleagues and patients alike.

Executive Director for Employer Engagement and Apprenticeships, Joanne Taylor said. “Our third annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony was another successful event and the perfect opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution apprentices and employers are making to the local economy.”

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 6 March, 2018

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