Apprenticeship Awards Shortlist

May 20, 2019 | Uncategorized

The finalists in the inaugural Ladder for Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards can now be revealed.
The finalists in the inaugural Ladder for Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards can now be revealed.

Our judges deliberated more than 100 nominations across 12 different categories including for our overall Birmingham Apprentice of the Year.

The event takes place on July 4th at Edgbaston Stadium.

The new awards are part of the wider Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign launched last year to create 1,000 new apprenticeships across Birmingham and Solihull.

The Ladder initiative is run by community development group The Vine Trust and training provider Performance Through People with funding from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and Birmingham and Solihull Training Provider Network, with BirminghamLive as media partner.

Kevin Davis, chief executive of The Vine Trust, is also chairman of the Ladder campaign and led the judging panel.

He said: “We have been overwhelmed by both the volume and standard of entries to our first ever Ladder for Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards.

“The breadth of nominations shows that apprenticeships are extremely vibrant in the Greater Birmingham area and employers, training providers and educational institutions are embracing the potential they offer.

“I am a huge advocate for vocational training and qualifications and this has been borne out by the rise I have seen in employers embracing the apprenticeship route in recent years.

“I congratulate all of the finalists and look forward to meeting them at the awards in July.”

The full shortlist is:

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year – Health, Education and Care (Public or Private sector), sponsored by Skillsfirst

 

Ammar Iqbal, Holy Trinity Catholic School

 

Willem James, Hagley Catholic High school

 

Elle-Marie Reid, Bumble Bees Nursery

 

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year – Construction

 

 

Vanessa Adams, HS2

 

Keeley Smith, Interserve Group

 

Victoria Smith, Cushman and Wakefield

 

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year – Public and Charitable sector

 

 

Amanda Healy, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Rebecca Mortimer, West Midlands Ambulance Service

 

Kevin Naylor, West Midlands Ambulance Service

 

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year – Engineering and Manufacturing

 

 

Oliver Hatch, Co-Eng

 

William Hawkesford, GB Inspection Systems

 

Joshua Lambden, Hydraforce Hydraulics

 

Ritik Sharma, Hydraforce Hydraulics

 

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year – Financial and Business Services, sponsored by SuperMeal

 

Bethany Goodwin, Union Fasteners

 

Amanda de Moraes Gouvea, Netcom Training

 

Freya Lyndon, Adecco Group UK

 

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year – Digital and Creative Services

 

 

Harry Chafer, Pulsar UK

 

Jonathan Sillwood, Cookson Gold

 

Giovanni Tamayem, Claire’s Accessories

 

Small Employer of the Year (1-50), sponsored by Co-Eng

 

 

Birchfield Dental Practice

 

Helen’s Bakehouse and Tea Room

 

WS Cleaning Solutions

 

Medium Employer of the Year (51-249), sponsored by BCTG

 

 

Chase Terrace Technology College

 

Cushman and Wakefield

 

Hogarths Hotels

 

Voestalpine High Performance Metals UK

 

Large Employer of the Year (250+)

 

 

Adecco Group UK and Ireland

 

HydraForce Hydraulics

 

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

 

West Midlands Ambulance Service

 

Birmingham Apprenticeship Training Provider

 

 

Performance Through People Training

 

Protocol Consultancy

 

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Schools Engagement Award, sponsored by Birmingham and Solihull Training Provider Network

 

Aston University

 

MAKE UK

 

PwC

 

Many of the judging panel attributed their success to being former apprentices themselves.

Joining chairman Mr Davis was Steve Burnet from BCTG, Fraser Ingham from Skillsfirst, Anna Jeys from BirminghamLive, Isa Mutlib from Birmingham and Solihull Training Provider Network, Tina Patel from Supermeal and Thomas Wooldridge from Co-Eng.

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