Shortlist revealed for Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2022

Oct 14, 2022 | News

Have you made the final of this year's awards which will recognise achievement across 12 different categories?

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

Swift ACI

The Apprenticeship Works

Medium Employer of the Year (51-249 staff)

MSC Industrial Supply

SPV Special Projects

Translift Bendi

Large Employer of the Year (250+ staff)


Sunbelt Rentals


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

Juniper Training

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Training provider Performance Through People is our event drinks sponsor.

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