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Monday, 10 February, 2020

Press Release Corporate beaumont building Apprenticeship Awards Apprenticeships

Wakefield College Apprentice of the Year, Ellie Wright (left) presented with her award from, Karen Hands, vice chair of the governing body

Wakefield College’s newly opened Beaumont Building was the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony last week. Local business leaders and dignitaries were joined by senior college staff and governors to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers at the glittering awards evening. 

The fifth annual ceremony was the culmination 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 of Wakefield Metropolitan District, Councillor Charles Keith, families, Wakefield College Principal, Sam Wright, and nominees in both ‘Employer’ and Apprentice’ categories.

This year’s winners included:

Intermediate Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by YPO

Joanna Priestly

 

Advanced Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by ENGIE

Cora Lundy

 

Higher Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Chadwick Lawrence

Claire Wilkinson

 

Wakefield College Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Wakefield College

Ellie Wright

 

 

 

New Apprenticeship Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Wakefield College Business Development

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

 

Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year

Presented by the Mayor of Wakefield

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

 

SME Apprenticeship Employer of the Year

Sponsored by WMDC

Specialist Tooling Technologies

 

Executive Director for Employer Engagement and Apprenticeships, Joanne Taylor said. “Apprenticeships at Wakefield College continue to go from strength to strength and we are delighted so many friends and families could join us. Our fifth 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: 10 February, 2020

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