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Annual Apprenticeship Awards Highlight the Achievements of Upcoming Stars in the Local Area.


Following the theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, ‘Skills for Life’, Boston College held their annual Apprenticeship Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of their apprentices.

The event recognised the hard work and dedication of both the apprentices and their employers in supporting them throughout their training. A variety of awards were presented, including those for outstanding achievement, best overall performance, and Apprentice of the Year.

The ceremony highlighted the importance of apprenticeships in providing individuals with valuable skills and training, while also benefiting businesses and the wider community. These awards are a testament to both the colleges and local employers’ commitment to promoting workforce development and providing opportunities for students to achieve their career goals.

The event was proudly hosted by Boston college’s Wendy Poole, Director of Learning: Adults & Apprenticeships. The awards saw 13 deserving apprentices recognised and nominated for an Apprentice of the Year award for exceptional achievement and progress during their apprenticeship. Boston College currently trains over 350 apprentices, making the achievements of these 13 nominees even more special.

A highlight of the evening is our Employer Special Recognition Awards. The employers provide valuable apprenticeship opportunities in Boston, Spalding, and throughout the surrounding areas. Of the many employers the College works with, Greyfriars Surgery, Tony Skinner and Sons, Chris’ Auto Repair Services and Old Leake Medical Centre were selected to receive special recognition awards celebrating their dedication to apprenticeships, with their awards being presented by Katrina Pierce, Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses.

The Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award was presented to Mario Chiriac, who was ecstatic to take home the Apprentice of the Year 2024, as well as The Outstanding Apprentice of the Year award, with the following stated within his nomination, “This apprentice has been instrumental in rolling out a new system within the organisation, and his employer was thrilled to be able to tell us how this apprentice has supported a family who were facing challenging times and now, with his help, their young person is receiving the support and care they deserve” Tom Hughes, Assistant Principal, announced.

At college, this learner’s attendance is excellent and their attitude is consistently positive and professional. Their employer, Greyfriars Surgery, reported: ‘We are very pleased with the work this apprentice carries out on a day-to-day basis, also the ideas and IT concepts that they help to develop and implement. A very talented young individual!’ – Well done Mario!

This year’s Apprentices of the Year are:
Accounting: Callum Lilley
Accounting: Kacper Kutyna
Automotive: Daniel Nieuwenhuizen
Business: Samuel Hutson
Business: Daisy Ranyard
Business: Mario Chiriac
Bricklaying: Archie Crunkhorn
Bricklaying: Harvey Rudkin
Bricklaying: Luke Atkin
Customer Service: Shae Bray
Electrical: Oliver Taylor
Engineering: Alina Dina
Plumbing: Tia Locke

This year’s Employers of the Year are:
Developing Employee’s through Apprenticeship Training: Greyfriars Surgery
Developing Employee’s through Apprenticeship Training: Tony Skinner and Sons
Developing Employee’s through Apprenticeship Training: Chris’ Auto Repair Services
Supporting Local Apprenticeships – Medium Employer: Old Leake Medical Centre
Supporting Local Apprenticeships – Large Employer: Aaron Services

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