The shortlist for the 2022 Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards can be revealed.
A host of individuals, companies and other employers have been named among the finalists of 12 different categories, with multiple nominations for rail project HS2, finance firm PwC and law practice Weightmans.
The awards will celebrate individual excellence in six different business sectors, before crowning our overall Apprentice of the Year, alongside recognition for companies of all sizes and training providers (scroll down for the full shortlist).
The event is run by BirminghamLive in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign.
This year we welcome Oldbury-based training provider group BCTG as our headline sponsor. Our host for the awards ceremony will be Heart radio broadcaster Ed James.
Midlands business editor Tamlyn Jones said: “We are pleased to unveil our 2022 shortlist which once again showcases the broad depth of talent we have in the Greater Birmingham area.
“This is the fourth year we have hosted the awards in partnership with the Ladder campaign and it is safe to say the passing of time has not diminished the standard of entries.
“We are looking forward to returning once again to Edgbaston Stadium for the gala awards ceremony which we know will be a great celebration of the apprenticeship community and those supporting the next generation of talent across the region.”
The 2022 shortlist and award category sponsors are:
Apprentice of the Year – Health, Education & Care, sponsored by Skillsfirst
Joel Harrison, Birmingham Metropolitan College
Rebecca Jenkins, Millfield Primary School
Claire Smith, Birmingham Metropolitan College
Summar Wilkes, Smile Style Dental Care Centre
Apprentice of the Year – Construction and Property Industries, sponsored by Birmingham Metropolitan College
Liam Davis, Dax Electrical
Cameron Horton, SPV Special Projects
Beatriz Ramos Albert, HS2
Apprentice of the Year – Travel, Tourism and Hospitality, sponsored by Birmingham City Council
Barnabas Davis, University of Birmingham
Jesse Hopkins, AF Blakemore
Charlotte Oakley, InXpress
Apprentice of the Year – Engineering and Manufacturing, sponsored by South & City College Birmingham
Sally Evans, Walsall Manor Hospital
Aaron Neary, Ansaldo Nuclear
Shannon O’Donnell, BMW Group
Apprentice of the Year – Professional Services, sponsored by University College Birmingham
Nicole Crowe, Azets
Tom Reeves, Weightmans
Hollie Tomkins, West Midlands Ambulance Service
Apprentice of the Year – Tech, Digital and Creative Industries, sponsored by Birmingham Airport
Andrew Farrington, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Samran Garewal, PwC
William Tabbron, PwC
Ben Ward, PwC
Greater Birmingham Apprentice of the Year 2022, (chosen from the six category winners above), sponsored by Royal Mail
Small Employer of the Year (1-50 staff), sponsored by BCTG
Fairytales Day Nursery
The Apprenticeship Works
Medium Employer of the Year (51-249 staff)
MSC Industrial Supply
SPV Special Projects
Large Employer of the Year (250+ staff)
Training Provider of the Year, sponsored by The Ladder Foundation
Birmingham Metropolitan College
The Development Manager
University College Birmingham
Education Engagement Award, sponsored by Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership
Aspire Active Education Group
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Training provider Performance Through People is our event drinks sponsor.