11 February 2022, Newbury, Berkshire – Throughout National Apprenticeship Week (7 – 13 February 2022), Newbury College and University Centre Newbury (UCN) have been recognising the incredible contribution that apprenticeships make towards building the future and highlighting some outstanding examples with their annual Apprenticeship Awards.
Following the success of last year’s format, the winners were announced during the week on the Newbury College and UCN social media channels alongside videos and interviews with employers and apprentices, showcasing how they are benefiting from utilising apprenticeships to progress their businesses and careers.
Dr Jo Houghton, Director of Business and Partnerships, UCN and Newbury College, said: “National Apprenticeship Week is a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise the hard work and commitment of our apprentices, employers and their supporting network, and announce our annual award winners”.
“Apprenticeships are playing a vital role in supporting the rebuilding of the economy and enable businesses to recruit and upskill staff with the practical skills and underpinning knowledge that future-proofs their businesses. Now more than ever, we want to showcase and support businesses and apprentices to reap the benefits of apprenticeship programmes”.
The winners are:
Best Apprentice in a Small Business – Ethan Hodges, Nustream
Best Apprentice in a Medium Business – Annaleize Lambert, Ocean Partners UK Ltd
Best Apprentice in a Large Business – Faye Cooke, Xtrac Ltd
Best Development Coach – Cliff Newcomb, Newbury College
Best Workplace Mentor – Rama Flohr, Ocean Partners UK Ltd
Best Tutor – Ravinder Kaur, University Centre Newbury (UCN)
Employer Recognition Award (Small Business) – Nustream
Employer Recognition Award (Medium Business) – Ocean Partners UK Ltd
Employer Recognition Award (Large Business) – Xtrac Ltd
Find out why the winners have been selected and how they are building the future with apprenticeships at newbury-college.ac.uk/news-events/news/apprenticeship-awards-winners-2022.
Newbury College is creating opportunities to transform lives and has been supporting the local economy with innovative apprenticeship programmes for over 70 years. The apprenticeship programmes offered by Newbury College and UCN are performing at 14.2% above the national average overall, with the apprenticeship standard achievement rate at 26.6% above.
Together, Newbury College and UCN are supporting local people and employers to explore opportunities that develop a strong, knowledgeable workforce; meet the changing needs of the economy; encourage career development; and enable them to build the future.