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As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, the College presented four categories of awards.  These award categories highlighted the achievements of individual apprentices, the employers who have championed them in the workplace, members of college staff who have gone above and beyond to support them and, in addition, recognised HRC’s partners who support the promotion of apprentices in the media.

Tony Medhurst, Principal and CEO of HRC said; “I am delighted to be able to celebrate the fantastic success of our employers, apprentices, tutors and assessors. This awards ceremony recognises apprenticeships as a ladder of opportunity towards a brighter future and clearly demonstrates that they are accessible and available to all. Through our awards we are able to showcase the benefits apprenticeships bring to employers and the positive impact apprentices can have on businesses and the local and wider economy.”

There were 12 individual ‘Apprentice of the Year’ awards, which were presented to those who had completed their apprenticeships in 2016 and had been nominated by their tutors and assessors as being outstanding in their chosen field.

In addition, The Foresters Award, sponsored by the Ancient Order of Foresters, was presented to the outstanding apprentice within the STEM sector. 

The finale of the evening was the presentation of the awards to the Overall Employer and Overall Apprentice of the Year.

The overall winners were:

Overall Employer of the Year - Technimerc. Theo Andreou owner of Technimerc is a great example of an employer who has taken a real interest in all aspects of his apprentices’ progression throughout their qualification.

Overall Apprentice of the Year - Amy Aylott, Hairdressing Apprentice. Amy achieved her NVQ Level 2 in May 2016, in just 14 months instead of the planned 2 years. She planned her assessments prior to practical sessions and in the workplace to ensure she completed them in a timely and professional manner. Amy worked well as a salon manager ensuring the salon ran smoothly, efficiently and in an organised way.

The Foresters Award – Winner James Pike, Electrical Apprentice, always had positive attitude towards his learning and a real willingness to complete his assignments to a high standard. He supported his peers and is very much a team player. 

The winners of Apprentice/Employer of the Year for subject categories were:

Apprentice Winners

Ryan Arekion - Accountancy HB Accountants
Jodie Cherry - Administration Hertford Regional College
Sean Oliver - Carpentry RoofTop Rooms Ltd
Elizabeth Pink - Customer Service Messages of Herts Ltd
James Pike - Electrical Z-Tech Control Systems Ltd
Danny Gyoury - Engineering Huco Engineering Industries Ltd
Amy Aylott - Hairdressing Leeanne Williams Hair and Beauty
Abbie Vivers - IT Kelvin Hughes Ltd
Christian Zissimou - Marketing Kelvin Hughes Ltd
Andreas Osman - Motor Vehicle Technimerc
Jack Mullins - Plumbing B3 Living
Ben Andrews - Supporting Teaching & Learning (STL) Middleton Primary School

Employer Winners

Raytheon Systems Ltd Accountancy
Wodson Park Trust Administration
Winchmore Brickwork Brickwork
RoofTop Rooms Ltd Carpentry
Beane Valley Children's Centre Childcare
Thomas Electrical Ltd Electrical
Pope & Meads Ltd Engineering
Leeanne Williams Hair and Beauty Hairdressing
Technimerc Motor Vehicle
James A Turner Heating and Plumbing Plumbing
Middleton Primary School Supporting Teaching & Learning (STL)

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