We hosted our Apprenticeship Awards on Monday 3 July.

The lavish event, staged at The Edge, Wigan was hosted by TV magician, Ben Hanlin who entertained the audience with his audacious magic as well as announcing the award winners.

The event was a fantastic occasion which allowed the college to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its apprentices alongside their employers.

A host of employers, both big and small attended the awards evening including: Wigan Council, Redrow Homes, Electricity North West and Sellafield Ltd.

Awards were celebrated from a wide range of apprenticeship industry sectors including digital marketing, retail, business administration, nuclear engineering, hairdressing, motor vehicle, food manufacturing and electrical installation.

College Principal, Anna Dawe said:

“What an amazing occasion to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our apprentices who have excelled in their industries. We are proud of them all and it was fantastic to hear the inspirational and positive words from their employers about how well they have each done.
“I would also like to thank all of the employers who we work with to forge great business relationships to harness the power of apprenticeships; working collectively to support our apprentices.”

Neil Tonge, Housing Standards Manager at Wigan Council was at the event to receive an award on behalf of their apprentice, Adam Feeley who won the Business Administration Apprentice of the Year.

“I’m really excited to be here it’s a good event and I’m really impressed with everything. It’s a special night and I’m really happy to be getting the award for Adam – he deserves the recognition,” said Neil.

Isobel Campbell who is employed by the Danbro Group won two awards - Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year as well as the Overall Apprentice of the Year award.

Isobel Campbell

She said:

“When the overall apprentice of the year award was mentioned, I genuinely did not expect to win! However, it just shows that hard work really does pay off!
“Doing an apprenticeship has helped in not only my career but also my personal development in multiple ways. From developing my social, organisational, decision, creative skills and so on. I would recommend the apprenticeship pathway to anybody who is thinking about doing it.”

The ceremony was also an opportunity to celebrate the college’s employer partners and their achievements in supporting apprentices.

  • Kraft Heinz - Social Value Award
  • Severfield - STEM Award
  • Electricity North West - Curriculum Development Award
  • Sellafield Ltd – Equality and Careers Award
  • Impressions Uniforms – Small Employer of the Year Award


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