The best of Apprenticeships in Worcestershire recognised at Annual Awards evening

The very best involved in apprenticeships in Worcestershire were celebrated at the 2023 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards.

The 9th annual awards were on Thursday 16 November where over 300 representatives from businesses, apprentices, schools, training providers and ambassadors attended the West Midland Safari Park for the prestigious celebration. The event recognised the tremendous efforts of all those involved in delivering and supporting apprenticeships in the county.

11 winners were crowned, with the highly coveted Worcestershire Apprentice of the year named as Cameron Gallamore from Doncasters, sponsored by Redspeed International, and Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year announced as Open GI, sponsored by Sanctuary.

Alongside the celebrations, attendees also had a captivating and humorous evening thanks to the awards host, comedian, performer and TV and Radio star, Lucy Porter.

Lucy Porter, Comedian, performer and TV and radio star and host of this year’s apprenticeship awards said: “I was delighted to be able to host the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards, it was such a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary individuals and organisations who are making apprenticeships such a success in the county.

“I’d like to congratulate all the finalists and winners and encourage them and others to continue the great work of delivering, supporting and championing apprenticeships.”

The event was the 9th year of the awards organised by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council, who launched the Worcestershire Apprenticeships programme back in 2014.

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the programme with the team already planning a plethora of events and campaigns from National Apprenticeship Week and beyond to highlight the impact and value of apprenticeships, and also the difference the Worcestershire Apprenticeships programme has made in the county.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards. It was a pleasure to be part of the awards and each year I continue to be impressed by the work of everyone involved in making apprenticeships a success in the county.

“You all continue to showcase how apprenticeships can be a excellent career option and I am looking forward to building upon this success and positivity in 2024 as we celebrate 10 years of Worcestershire Apprenticeships.”

Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills said: “I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Apprenticeships Awards evening and I’d like to extend my congratulations to not only the winners, but all of our finalists, you should be proud of your hard work and dedication, and it is great to see this being rewarded.

“These annual Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards continue to showcase how apprenticeships can help individuals and employers to be successful.”

The full list of winners from the 2023 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards can be found below or on the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website. –

Stay updated on the work of Worcestershire Apprenticeship and their 10th year activity plans by visiting the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website or use the hashtag #WorcsApprentice across social media.


2023 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards Winners

School of the Year – sponsored by Heart of Worcestershire College

  • Stourport High School

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

  • Pershore College (Part of WCG)

Apprenticeship Ambassador of the Year – sponsored by Worcester Bosch

  • Michelle Wood from Sanctuary

Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by FAUN Zoeller (UK)

  • Katie Davies from Sanctuary


Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Phosters (FM)

  • Cameron Gallamore from Doncasters

Higher Level Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK

  • Ciara Murphy from Phosters FM Ltd

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

  • Georgia Little from Citizen Communications

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

  • Olpro

Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by The Development Manager VLE Middleware

  • Open GI


Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Sanctuary

  • Open GI


Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Redspeed International

  • Cameron Gallamore from Doncasters