Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success…

Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success…

The Waterton Park Hotel formed the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony this week. Local business leaders and dignitaries were joined by senior college staff to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers at the glittering awards evening. 

The annual ceremony kicked off a week of activities at Wakefield College to coincide with National Apprenticeships Week, recognising those who have shown hard work and commitment, both in their College work and in their workplace. Businesses that provide apprentices with exceptional support and mentoring were also acknowledged at the ceremony.

The event was attended by the Mayor of Wakefield Metropolitan District, Councillor Stuart Heptinstall, families, Wakefield College Principal, Sam Wright, and nominees in both ‘Employer’ and Apprentice’ categories.

This year’s winners included:

Health and Care Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Wakefield College

Chloe Sykes-Kinder – Level 3 Dental Nurse (Park View Dental Practice)

 

Animal Care, Hair & Beauty, Horticulture, Logistics and Sports Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by YPO

Grant Wynn – Level 2 Horticulture (Wakefield Council)

 

Non-Levy Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Wakefield Council

JBC Industrial Services

 

Wakefield College Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Wakefield College

Zoe Wright – Level 3 Customer Service

 

Higher Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Chadwick Lawrence

Judith Megson

 

Automotive and Engineering Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by OE Electrics

Simon Grayston – Level 2 Mechanical Engineering (Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets)

 

New Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Business Development at Wakefield College

Phase 3 Consulting

 

Construction Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Arcadis

Bailey Matthews – Level 2 Trowel (Jordan Developments Ltd)

 

Levy Employer Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Wakefield Council

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust

 

Business and Professional Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Engie

Andrew Smart – Level 2 Business Administration (Card Factory)

Special Recognition

Brian Fisher and Tyler Pickard

 

Executive Director for Employer Engagement and Apprenticeships, Joanne Taylor said. “Apprenticeships at Wakefield College continue to go from strength to strength and we are delighted so many friends and families could join us. Our fourth annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony was another successful event and the perfect opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution apprentices and employers are making to the local economy.”