Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016 – Made by Apprentices

Some of the County’s best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools will be celebrated at the 2016 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards on 17 November 2016 and apprentices themselves have been involved in the event itself.

The awards have been organised by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council and will be hosted by winner of the first series of BBC’s The Apprentice, Tim Campbell MBE. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s awards which saw over 300 people in attendance.

Worcestershire’s apprentices have been involved in a number of aspects for this year’s awards, including the creation of the trophy itself. The trophies were made by apprentices, Nathan Sealey, Trainee Technical Draughtsman and Christopher Murray, Trainee Engineer from Heartbeat Manufacturing (Worcester).

This year’s awards will once again feature a special VIP Reception, where finalists will be treated to canapés made by owner and head chef of the Hop Pole, Daren Bale and apprentice, Jamie Stampe. The VIP event will be an opportunity for the shortlisted candidates to meet the sponsors of the awards as well as host, Tim Campbell MBE.

Over 300 apprentices, apprentice employers, training providers and schools will celebrate finalists for each of the 12 awards at the West Midland Safari Park. The categories will celebrate the achievements of those who support apprentices, schools, training providers and employers as well as the apprentices themselves.

The evening will culminate in the two overall awards from all other winners: Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd and the Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year award sponsored by Worcester Bosch Group.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The apprentices at Heartbeat Manufacturing have done a fantastic job of creating the trophies for this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards and I look forward to celebrating all of the finalists and their achievements.”

“I am confident that this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards will be even bigger and better than before and we are expecting another great celebration on 17 November.”

Cllr Dr Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council, added:  “I would like to thank all of the apprentices who have contributed towards making this year’s awards another memorable occasion.

“Apprenticeships really do benefit our younger generations by providing them with the skills and experience needed for a bright future and the awards are the perfect opportunity for celebrating the achievements of our local apprentices, training providers, schools and employers.

For a full list of the finalists for this year’s awards, and for more information on taking on an apprentice, visit the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website. Join the conversation on Twitter using #WorcsApprentice.

If you have any enquiries regarding the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards, email awardsbookings@worcestershire.gov.uk.