Category : November 2016
Thursday night celebrated the best schools, apprentices, training providers and employers across the county at the annual Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards at West Midland Safari Park. Hosted by BBC’s The Apprentice contestant Tim Campbell, the evening began looking back on the last 12 months including the reigning Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year, whom is one of our own…
Situated at TreeTops Pavilion, Worcestershire Apprenticeships took over the venue with a mass of tables to host the hundreds of people who would be in attendance. TRS were invited to the VIP reception, along with the event sponsors: Worcester Bosch, Yamazaki Mazak UK, Morgan Motor just to name a few. After taking our seats, a VT was played to show how Worcestershire are proudly promoting the scheme with visits to parliament and appointments at schools to discuss apprenticeship options. It seems that all the county’s hard work is paying off with more employers offering apprenticeship programmes and more young people opting for this rather than university.
The last award of the evening ‘Apprentice of the Year 2016’ was TRS’s responsibility to award, following other categories; School of the Year, Training Provider, Newcomer Apprenticeship Employer, Small, Medium and Large Apprenticeship Employer, Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Level Apprentice of the Year and Apprenticeship Ambassador. Following a short Q&A with Victoria Rawlings, the previous winner, the crown was passed onto Pippa Dressler-Pearson from Southco Ltd.
TRS would like to congratulate all those for being shortlisted, the winners and the county’s incredible passion and belief in apprenticeships. With years of successful experiences with the scheme, TRS will continue to work closely with the Connected Schools and Business Programme.