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Celebrating Success at Boston College’s Apprenticeship Awards 2022

Apprentices and their employers descended on to Boston College’s Sam Newsom Centre this week to celebrate the success, hard work, commitment, and achievement at the Boston College Apprenticeship Awards 2022.

Following the theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Building the Future’, being very appropriate after nearly two years living with the COVID-19 pandemic, the event celebrated how Boston College, apprentices and employers work together to ‘build the future’ of both individuals and organisations. Highlighting how they continue to work together to celebrate the diversity of opportunity and value that apprenticeships bring to the country today.


The event was proudly hosted by Boston college’s Adrian Humphreys, Executive Director of Business Innovation and Partnerships and Wendy Poole, Head of Apprenticeships. The awards saw 15 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 400 apprentices, making the achievements of these 15 nominees even more special.


The event also recognised the employers who work closely with the College through the Employer Special Recognition Awards, sponsored by Lincolnshire Co-operative. These employers provide valuable apprenticeship opportunities in Boston, Spalding, and throughout the surrounding areas. Of the many employers the College works with, 12 were selected to receive special recognition awards celebrating their dedication to apprenticeships, with their awards being presented by Sara Barrett, Lincolnshire Co-operative Learning and Development Manager.


The Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award was presented to Mariana Faria, who was overjoyed by taking home the Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year, as well as The Outstanding Apprentice of the Year awards, with the following stated within her nomination, “This apprentice is truly dedicated to their trade and is always wanting to improve their skills. They have developed confidence in their own ability and has absolutely smashed their End Point Assessment, gaining a Distinction which absolutely proves just how fantastic they are. We hope by recognising them as Boston College’s Outstanding Apprentice of the Year, this will make them realise they ‘can do it’.”

This year’s Boston College Apprentice’s of the Year are:

Accounting Apprentice of the Year: Samuel Emerson
Automotive Technologies Apprentice of the Year: Jakub Debinski
Bricklaying Apprentice of the Year: Archie Sauntson
Business Apprentice of the Year: Molly Sparling
Business Highly Commended Apprentice: Kathryn Heatherington
Customer Service Apprentice of the Year: Adam Bowler
Early Years and Schools Apprentice of the Year: Talia Richards-Thompson
Early Years and Schools Highly Commended Apprentice: Danielle Clark
Electrical Apprentice of the Year: Norbertas Kontrimavicius
Engineering Apprentice of the Year: Connor Harper
Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year: Mariana Faria
Health and Social Care Apprentice of the Year: Rebecca Hiller
Plumbing Apprentice of the Year: Harvey Boxall
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprentice of the Year: Marietta Mirowska
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Highly Commended Apprentice: Ella Chick

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year: Mariana Faria

Employer New to Apprenticeships: Boston West Academy and Tooley’s Electrical
Developing Employees through Apprenticeship Training: Barnes Willis Academy, Lincolnshire Community Voluntary Service and Boston Endeavour Academy
Supporting Local Apprentices (Small Employer – 1 to 24 employees): Riverside Early Years Playgroup, Hawthorn Tree Children’s Centre and Elextric Celutions
Supporting Local Apprentices (Medium Employer – 25 to 249 employees): East Kirkby Engineering Company Ltd and Marisco Medical Practice
Supporting Local Apprentices (Large Employer – 250+ employees): Lincolnshire Co-operative and Walnut Care


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