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CMI Students recognised with Awards of Excellence

Monday, 24 August, 2020

Press Release Apprenticeships Student Awards

CMI Team Leader Level 3 apprentices, James Evison and Sarah Wilson


The CMI Awards of Excellence recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals who are making a positive impact on their course, in the workplace, or other management and leadership settings to advance themselves, their organisation and the community around them.

Lee Lyons, Assessor and Trainer for Apprenticeships and Commercial Training at Wakefield College nominated two of her CMI Team Leader Level 3 apprentices, Sarah Wilson and James Evison, to acknowledge their achievements in their apprenticeships at Wakefield Council.

Both were awarded this month an official Award of Excellence certificate of commendation from the Chartered Management Institute.

Sarah was commended for “The work Sarah does for the community within Wakefield Council is outstanding and very diverse with a full range of support provided to her team. Well Done.”

Lee Lyons said “Sarah has come a long way through real diversity and challenges having been badly let down initially from a previous provider, but has maintained engagement and motivation to complete her apprenticeship to a fantastic level, successfully completed FS and obtained promotion too. A really well-deserved nomination.”

“I feel very proud & a little overwhelmed at receiving the award but great to feel like what I do matters,” Sarah said. “I enjoy putting into practice everything I have learned, and all the confidence it has given me as a manger as my team continues to grow. I’m far more confident, and I believe in myself. I have a fantastic team of people to manage and I love guiding & helping them to reach their full potential. I absolutely love my job, and the daily challenges I face. I have really enjoyed this course, and it has done wonders for me as a manger & an individual. I would very much like to take on this course in a higher level once I complete 3.”

James was awarded for completing an amazing evaluation to his portfolio and CPD. “When I received notification that I had been nominated for an ‘Award of Excellence’ I was filled with pride as all the hard work and dedication that I have given throughout the apprenticeship has been recognised by my assessor. Also, the commitment I have made towards completing the apprenticeship was rewarded through the Merit award I received following my end point assessment,” said James.

Lee said “James was initially a very apprehensive learner, however invested time ensuring he understood the full end to end process to a really good level. James developed a very comprehensive understanding of the assessing process and provided an excellent range of evidence to support his portfolio. He commended the qualification in support of his promotion to a new role and used this evidence to complete an amazing evaluation to his portfolio and CPD.”

Winners are automatically nominated by CMI for Regional Apprentice, Regional Learner and Regional Student Awards, which will be judged on an annual basis by the relevant CMI Regional Board. Regional Champions will then have the opportunity to be considered for national awards, raising their profile countrywide. Good Luck!




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DATE: 24 August, 2020

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