Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2021 finalists revealed

Oct 11, 2021 | News

Apprentices from across Greater Birmingham
The finalists for our 2021 Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards are revealed.

The finalists for our 2021 Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards can be revealed.

Apprentices from across Greater Birmingham working in sectors such as construction, professional services and healthcare will be recognised alongside employers and training providers.

A total of 12 separate awards will be handed out at our ceremony next month including our overall Apprentice of the Year – read the full shortlist below.

The full list of finalists and sponsors for 2021 is:

Apprentice of the Year – Health, Education & Care, sponsored by Birmingham Metropolitan College

Lee-Anne Courtney, West Midlands Ambulance Service


Paul Roberts, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Balbinder Thumber, Happy Kidz Day Care

Apprentice of the Year – Construction and Property Industries, sponsored by Swift

Muhammad Farhan, SPV Group

Francesca Leonard, Arup

Kyle Moseley Wiodarz, SPV Group

Apprentice of the Year – Engineering and Manufacturing, sponsored by South & City College

Rachel Bradley, IMI Truflo Marine

Mia Flavell, Birmingham City Council

Ahmad Ford, HydraForce Hydraulics

Apprentice of the Year – Professional Services, sponsored by Birmingham City Council

Charlotte Berisford, Birmingham City Council

Ben Phillips, University Hospital Birmingham

Sarah Privett, BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Apprentice of the Year – Tech, Digital and Creative Industries, sponsored by Sandwell College Gateway 2 Employment

Mya Hackett, Orbits IT

Benjamin McCleod, Meta Eagle

Jamie Painter, AE Aerospace

Apprentice of the Year – Retail, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Amanda Owen, World’s End Junior School

Charlotte Robinson, NMC Venue

Dorota Zajac, Motel Rocks

Greater Birmingham Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Skillsfirst (chosen from the six category winners above)

Small Employer of the Year (1-50 staff), sponsored by BT

Above N Beyond

LG Davis

Valyou Recruitment

Medium Employer of the Year (51-249 staff), sponsored by Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP

AE Aerospace

JS Wright & Co

SPV Group

Large Employer of the Year (250+ staff), sponsored by BCTG

HydraForce Hydraulics

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Sunbelt Rentals

Training Provider of the Year, sponsored by Birmingham and Solihull Training Provider Network

Aspire Training Solutions

Make UK

The Development Manager

Education Engagement Award, sponsored by The Ladder Foundation

Aspire Active Education Group


Our event drinks sponsor is Performance Through People and our brochure sponsor is Make UK.

The awards are run by BirminghamLive in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign which is creating hundreds of new apprenticeship roles across the city region.

Kevin Davis, chairman of the Ladder campaign and chief executive of the Vine Trust, said: “I’m very much looking forward to holding our Birmingham awards in person.

“The judging was very tough, given the range of talent, but I’m confident we have made the right final decisions and I trust you will agree when we see you in person.

“Events like these are important for raising awareness and the confidence in the region’s resilient response to our recovery efforts.”

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