Apprenticeship success continues to grow in Worcestershire

The Worcestershire Apprenticeships hub celebrated their 8th annual awards on Thursday 17 November to recognise the exemplar efforts of all those involved in delivering and supporting apprenticeships in the county.

Over 300 attendees attended the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards, which returned to a physical awards evening after going virtual in light of the COVID pandemic.

11 winners were crowned, with the highly coveted Worcestershire Apprentice of the year named as Georgina Davies from Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust, sponsored by Platform Housing Group, and Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year announced as Redspeed International, sponsored by Heart of Worcestershire College.

Attendees had an entertaining and engaging evening thanks to the awards host, media entrepreneur, podcaster, writer and performer, Cally Beaton.

Cally Beaton, media entrepreneur, podcaster, writer and performer and host of the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards, said: “Firstly, I would like to say a massive congratulations to all of the finalists and winners at this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards.

“It was a pleasure to be able to host such a positive and passionate celebration event and I enjoyed every minute of it. Worcestershire should be extremely proud of all those involved in making apprenticeships a success for their ongoing dedication to promoting apprenticeships.”

The event was the 8th year of the awards organised by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council, who launched the Worcestershire Apprenticeships hub in 2014.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “It was a real privilege to be a part of the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards, and I would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists.

“Each year we see more and more great examples of how the community across Worcestershire is embracing apprenticeships as a viable career path and I look forward to continuing this work into 2023 and beyond.”

Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Skills said: “Congratulations to all the winners and finalists from this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards. It was fantastic to see all your hard work and dedication being recognised and rewarded.

“This year’s awards were yet another example of how apprenticeships are helping people and employers across Worcestershire to grow and succeed.”

The full list of winners from the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards can be found below or on the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website. – https://worcsapprenticeships.org.uk/worcestershire-apprenticeships-awards-2022/

Stay updated on the work of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Hub by visiting the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website or use the hashtag #WorcsApprentice across social media.

2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards Winners

School of the Year – sponsored by Worcestershire Children’s First
• Hanley Castle

Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Sanctuary
• The Development Manager (TDM)

Apprenticeship Champion of the Year – sponsored by West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network
• Ian Walker – Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association

Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd
• Emily Tidmarsh – Sanctuary Group

Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by University of Worcester
• Anja Seymour – Cotswold Garden Flowers

Higher Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Worcester Bosch
• Georgina Davies – Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust

Small Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by The Development Manager
• Redspeed International

Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
• Altaras International

Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Faun Zoeller (UK) Limited
• Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Heart of Worcestershire College
• Redspeed International

Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Platform Housing Group
• Georgina Davies – Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust