Entries open for Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020

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Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council have announced that entries are now open for the popular Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020. Local apprentices, apprenticeship employers, schools, careers leads and training providers in Worcestershire are being encouraged to submit their nominations via the online nomination process, before the 12 July deadline. This year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships… Read more »

Former Apprentice Case Study – Simon Hyde

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Apprentice Name: Simon Hyde, CEOEmployer Name: FAUN ZoellerApprenticeship: HND in Production and Industrial Engineering Simon achieved 9 O’Levels at school and was initially encouraged to go to university however he didn’t feel it was right for him. He studied A’Level Art at Bewdley Sixth Form and during this time he also got involved with the… Read more »

Former Apprentice Case Study – Amy Smith

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Apprentice Name: Amy Smith, DirectorEmployer Name: SW&A AccountantsApprenticeship: Association of Accounts Technicians (AAT) Amy finished school in 2012 at which Maths had been one of her strongest subjects. After a period of work experience in an accountancy firm, this confirmed Amy’s aspirations for a career in accountancy. She applied to various colleges to study for… Read more »

Former Apprentice Case Study – Tom Weston

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Apprentice Name: Tom Weston, Managing DirectorEmployer Name: Tom Weston Construction ServicesApprenticeship: Carpenter Tom went to Bishop Perowne School where he achieved several A-C grade GCSEs. After leaving school at 16 years Tom then went onto Full Time College course at Worcester College where he completed a 1-year Foundation carpentry course which he then followed on… Read more »

Former Apprentice Case Study – Liz Duggan

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Apprentice Name: Liz DugganEmployer Name: SW&A AccountantsApprenticeship: Association of Accounts Technicians (AAT) Liz Duggan is an excellent example of where someone has used apprenticeships as a means to retrain mid-way through their career. After leaving school, Liz held various jobs including working in a Payroll and then at Sainsburys as a Price Controller, ensuring the… Read more »

Former Apprentice Case Study – Steve Owens

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Apprentice Name: Steve Owens, Managing DirectorEmployer Name: Buzz ElectricalApprenticeship: Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Steve Owens left school aged 16 and started a 4-year electrical installation apprenticeship at Worcester Technical college, employed by Booth & Bomford Electrical Contractors Ltd, Evesham. At 21 years old Steve started his own business, S D Owens Electrical and continued this business… Read more »

Former Apprentice Case Study – Matt Bingham

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Apprentice Name: Matt Bingham, Production Engineering ManagerEmployer Name: Titan Steel WheelsApprenticeship: Multi Skilled Engineering Apprenticeship Matt Bingham left school at 16 years old with 10 GCSEs A-C and instinctively feeling that Sixth Form College wasn’t for him. Despite not knowing about engineering, Matt was offered an apprenticeship at Titan Steel Wheels through a family friend…. Read more »