To celebrate the success of apprentices achieving their apprenticeships within the last 12 months HRC hosted an evening to congratulate all students, employers and staff on their outstanding achievements.
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:
|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|
|Raytheon Systems Ltd||Accountancy|
|Wodson Park Trust||Administration|
|RoofTop Rooms Ltd||Carpentry|
|Beane Valley Children's Centre||Childcare|
|Thomas Electrical Ltd||Electrical|
|Pope & Meads Ltd||Engineering|
|Leeanne Williams Hair and Beauty||Hairdressing|
|James A Turner Heating and Plumbing||Plumbing|
|Middleton Primary School||Supporting Teaching & Learning (STL)|