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Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Highlighting the successes of Apprenticeships at Wakefield College

Wakefield College is hosting its fifth Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony in 2020. It aims to acknowledge and celebrate apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace and employers who showcase their commitments, contribution and success that apprentices have brought to their organisation. We will recognise excellence in two areas:

  • Apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplace.
  • Business that grow their own talent with apprentices.


This year we have 7 categories, which help recognise all groups of current apprentices and employers who support our apprentices.

Apprenticeship Awards 2020 logo
Nominations are:

Kamis Abdulkadir
(Wakefield Metropolitan District Council)

Graham Calvert
(Canal & River Trust)

Joanne Priestley
(West Yorkshire Police)

Intermediate Apprentice of the Year 2020 (Level 2)

Sponsored by

Jonathan Hall
(Communities Therapies Team)

Chloe Hammond
(Engie UK)

Cora Lundy
(Wakefield Metropolitan District Council)

Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2020 (Level 3)

Sponsored by

Joshua Boocock
(Carbide Tooling Group)

Claire Wilkinson
(Fieldhead Hospital)

Higher Apprentice of the Year 2020

Sponsored by
Chadwick Lawrence

Matthew Dudding

Ellie Wright

Joe Wilburn

Wakefield College Apprentice of the Year 2020

Sponsored by
Wakefield College

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

New Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2020

Sponsored by
Wakefield College

The Mast Academy (Scissett Middle School)

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2020

The Mayor's Award

The Mount Dental

Specialist Tooling Technologies

SME Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2020

Sponsored by

Thanks to our kind sponsors
Chadwick Lawrence Engie Wakefield College Wakefield Council YPO
Apprenticeships Awards 2020

Our annual awards ceremony celebrates the success of apprenticeships as we welcome apprentices and employers from across the district. This year’s prestigious event takes place at our newly refurbished Beaumont Building at our Wakefield City Campus.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 6 February 2020

Time: 6.30pm - 10.15pm

Location: Wakefield College, Beaumont Building, Margaret Street, Wakefield WF1 2DH

Order of Ceremony

6:30pm – Doors open for a drinks and canapés reception in Gaskell’s Restaurant
7:00pm – Dinner served in the Reading Room
8:00pm – Principal’s welcome
8:05pm – Presentation of awards
10:15pm – Close of ceremony


What is the dress code?
Smart Casual

Is there parking available?
There is street parking available on Margaret Street. Also, parking is available at Merchant Gate multistory car park which is a 5-minute walk from the College.

Will there be photographs taken?
Official photographs will be taken on the day and these will be shared with you after the event.

What is the official hashtag?
We want everyone to share their messages and photos on social media using the hashtag #WakeyAppAwards.

What if I have dietary requirements?
Please email the apprenticeships team by 20th January 2020 to inform us of any dietary requirements apprenticeshipawards@wakefield.ac.uk.