Anticipation growing ahead of next week’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2018

Next week’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2018 will be recognising the successes of 25 of the best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools shortlisted for awards.

The 5th edition of the annual awards will be taking place from 6pm on Thursday 15 November at the Tree Tops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park, where the winners in each category will be announced.

This year’s awards will be hosted by Angellica Bell, BAFTA-nominated TV presenter, in front of a large crowd of 340 people. The popular celebration event will culminate in the two overall awards of Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, which is sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd and Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Worcester Bosch to recognise outstanding achievement.

Angellica Bell, BAFTA-nominated TV presenter and host of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018, said: “I would like to give my congratulations to everyone who has been named as finalists for the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

“I’ve always supported apprenticeships for the way that they give people a chance to earn as they learn and to thrive in any profession. It’s therefore my pleasure to be hosting this year’s awards and I look forward to recognising the successes of Worcestershire’s apprentices, employers, training providers and schools.”

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are proud to organise these awards alongside Worcestershire County Council, to recognise the successes of our county’s apprenticeships and the important role that they play in local business. As always, I’m very much looking forward to attending the awards and celebrating all that makes apprenticeships the ideal route for employment and learning.”

Cllr Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education and Skills at Worcestershire County Council added: “We’re looking forward to attending another lively Apprenticeship Awards which recognises some of the brightest minds in local apprenticeships. The large attendance that we are expecting at the awards, just goes to show the continued popularity of the apprenticeships scheme and the attractiveness of earning while you learn.”

For a full list of the finalists for this year’s awards and for more information on taking on an apprentice, visit www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk and join the conversation on Twitter using #WorcsApprentice

Awards Finalists 2018

School of the Year – supported by Careers & Enterprise Company

  • Catshill Middle School – Bromsgrove
  • Dyson Perrins C of E Academy – Malvern
  • RSA Academy Arrowvale – Redditch

Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Sanctuary Group

  • Midland Group Training Services – Redditch
  • Nova – Redditch
  • WCG Pershore  – Pershore

Apprenticeship Ambassador of the Year – sponsored by West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

  • Nicky Scott  (Worcestershire Group Training Association) – Worcester
  • Vikki Greenfield (University of Worcester) – Worcester

Newcomer Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Worcestershire Training Provider Association

  • Payara  – Malvern
  • Thomas Weston Construction Services – Kidderminster

Small Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

  • Buzz Electrical Ltd – Evesham
  • Give as You Live – Evesham

Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by CP Foods Ltd

  • Phosters (FM) Ltd – Kidderminster
  • Sencon UK Ltd – Droitwich

Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Amada UK Ltd

  • OGL Computer  – Kidderminster
  • Sanctuary Group – Worcester

Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Vestia Community Trust

  • Alex McLaughlin – Brockencote Hall – Kidderminster
  • Demelza Pike – Yamazaki Mazak – Worcester
  • Joshua Rogers  – CP Foods – Kidderminster

Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Southco Manufacturing Ltd

  • Aleksandra Rychlik – Kanes Foods – Evesham
  • Bethany Clayton – Morgan Advanced Materials – Redditch
  • Thomas Morris  – Morgan Motors – Malvern

Higher Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by University of Worcester

  • Amy-Louise Annis – Myriad Centre – Worcester 
  • Anthony Hegenbarth – North Bromsgrove School – Bromsgrove
  • Jamie Andrews – AVL UK ltd – Kidderminster

Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Worcester Bosch Group
The Apprentice of the Year will be decided from winners of other awards.

Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd
The Apprenticeship Employer of the Year will be decided from winners of other awards.