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Apprenticeship Awards Blazing a Trail

Boston College’s annual Apprenticeship Awards Blazing a Trail

Boston College apprentices and employers enjoyed an evening of success celebrating their achievements at the Apprenticeship Awards ceremony hosted at the College’s Sam Newsom Centre.

Following the theme of National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Blazing a Trail’, the annual awards event, which was sponsored by Lincolnshire Co-Op, recognises the hard work, commitment and achievements of both apprentices and employers over the past academic year. Heather Lee, Head of People and Performance at Lincolnshire Co-Op said “At Lincolnshire Co-op we aim to make life better in our communities and supporting apprenticeships is a great way to do this. We were really pleased to work with Boston College to recognise local people achieving apprenticeships, supported by local employers.”

Boston College currently trains over 450 apprentices, and out of these 16 apprentices were nominated to receive an ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award for outstanding achievement and progression during their apprenticeships. Jo Maher, Boston College Principal said, “I would like to congratulate and thank all those who attended our Apprenticeship Awards, it was a great opportunity to celebrate the shared success of our hard working apprentices. They are all fantastic role models and we have every confidence that they will contribute successfully to our economic growth and prosperity. We were also delighted to be able to recognise the support and commitment shown by Lincolnshire employers towards apprenticeships. I am grateful to our staff, who have experience in the industries our apprentices are working in, enabling us to foster and develop our much valued employer relationships.”

The ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ Award was presented to Harriet Ingamells, Apprentice in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Thrilled with her win, Harriet said, “I was very surprised to have received the ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ award. It has helped me feel valued within my role and boosted my confidence. I am so lucky for the support I have received from Boston College and the relationship between the College and my employer.”

Fourteen employers also received a special recognition award in a variety of categories, with a special ‘Individual Contribution to Apprenticeships’ award being presented to Tracey Robinson from Oldrids and Downtown.

This year’s Boston College Apprenticeship Award winners are:

Apprentice of the Year – Accounting: Lauren Newton
Apprentice of the Year – Business: Nicola Blackburn
Apprentice of the Year – Business: Ryan Potter
Apprentice of the Year – Business: James Meeds
Apprentice of the Year – Carpentry and Joinery: George Gaduzo-Pitts
Apprentice of the Year – Computing: Oliver Chapman
Apprentice of the Year – Customer Service: Jamie Correia
Apprentice of the Year – Early Years and Schools: Rebekah Bowen
Apprentice of the Year – Engineering: Douglas Hawes
Apprentice of the Year – Engineering: Harry James
Apprentice of the Year – Hairdressing: Megan Harvey
Apprentice of the Year – Health and Social Care: Laura Hatfield
Apprentice of the Year – Motor Vehicle: Norbert Bogdan
Apprentice of the Year – Plumbing: James Ford
Apprentice of the Year – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: Shauna-Lea Dawson
Apprentice of the Year – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: Harriet Ingamells

Employer New to Apprenticeships: Davis Worldwide, Sivill Service, St George’s Preparatory School and SL Engineering.
Developing Employees through Apprenticeship Training: Lincolnshire Housing Partnership and Black Sluice Drainage Board.
Supporting Local Apprentices (Small Employer – 1 to 24 employees): Warm4Less and Icaris
Supporting Local Apprentices (Medium Employer – 25 to 249 employees): Marisco Medical Practice and Abbeygate Rest Homes Ltd.
Supporting Local Apprentices (Large Employer – 250+ employees): Oldrids and Downtown, Metsa Wood and Boston Witham Academies Federation (BWAF).

Outstanding Individual Contribution to Apprenticeships: Tracey Robinson, Oldrids and Downtown
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year: Harriet Ingamells

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