25 of Worcestershire’s best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools have been named as finalists for the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Following a large number of nominations in all 10 categories, judges have shortlisted an ‘exceptional group’ of finalists that are said to highlight the hugely positive contribution that apprenticeships have made on the county’s businesses.

Finalists, businesses and guests will attend the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards at 6:30pm, on Thursday 15 November at the Tree Tops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park, where the winners of each category will be announced. This year’s ceremony will be presented by Bafta-nominated TV presenter, Angellica Bell, who is set to welcome a large audience of over 300 people.

The popular awards 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.

 Awards Finalists 2018

School of the Year – supported by The Careers and Enterprise Company

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

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

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

  • Payara  – Malvern
  • Thomas Weston Construction – 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

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

Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Sanctuary Group

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

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.

The 2018 Awards Evening will be held at west Midlands Safari Park in The tree Tops Pavilion on November 15th 2018.

The categories are:

Employer of the year – Four Awards are available:
i) Large companies (> 250 employees) – sponsored by Amada UK
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ii) Medium companies (> 50 employees) – sponsored by CP Foods UK Ltd

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iii) Small companies (< 50 employees)  – sponsored by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

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iv) Newcomer employer – Sponsored by Worcestershire Training Provider Association

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Apprentice of the Year – Three Awards are available:
i) Higher level – sponsored by University of Worcester

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ii) Advanced level – sponsored by Southco Manufacturing

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iii) Intermediate level – sponsored by Vestia Community Trust

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School of the Year – supported by  The Careers and Enterprise Company

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Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Sanctuary Group

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

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The two overall award categories are:

Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Worcester Bosch

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Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year – sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd

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The closing date for nominations is 6th July 2018  Judging will take place in July with short-listed candidates being notified by the end of July 2018.

 

Please download the application forms below.

NOMINATION FORM – 2018 Ambassador of the Year

NOMINATION FORM – 2018 School of the Year

NOMINATION FORM – 2018 Training Provider of the Year

NOMINATION FORM – 2018 Employer of the Year

NOMINATION FORM – 2018 Apprentice of the Year

 

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities, email nominations@worcsapprenticeships.org.uk

This years Celebrity has been confirmed as Angellica Bell