Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards
Annual Apprenticeship Awards
The best of apprenticeships in the county are celebrated at the annual Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards evening.
The 2023 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards took place on 16 November 2023.
For 2023 there were 11 categories available which celebrate the best apprentices, employers, training providers, schools and apprentice ambassadors the county has.
The overall 2023 Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year was named as Cameron Gallamore from Doncasters and Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year was named as Open GI.
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 Winners for the 2023 Worcestershire Apprenticeships are:
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
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
Thank you to all of the sponsors for the 2023 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards.