Apprentices across Coventry and Warwickshire and the trainers and advisers who support them have been honoured at a major awards event in the region.
Around 200 people attended Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training’s Awards Evening at Coventry Rugby Club to recognise the contributions of local apprentices and the staff and businesses who work with them.
Thirty apprentices and employers received awards for outstanding achievement while trainer Christine Cusick and lead training adviser Clare Ebbon, both of Chamber Training, picked up awards after being voted for by apprentices.
Among the winning apprentices was Alexis Considine, who was awarded the accolade for Accountancy Higher Apprentice after impressing her bosses during her apprenticeship role at the Wigley Group.
After completing a book-keeping course with the help of Chamber Training, Alexis has gone on to pass her exams with a distinction in her Accountancy Higher Apprenticeship.
She has since progressed onto her Higher Apprenticeship, after being praised for her excellent aptitude and effectiveness in applying her knowledge and skills in her role at the Wigley Group, and is set to be offered a management position within the company.
Peter Burns, past president of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, was invited to present the awards on a night that featured guest appearances from award-winning apprentices Kathleen Culleton-Underwood and Allana Watson.
Jan Ryan, operations director at Chamber Training, said: “We were absolutely delighted to host such as a prestigious event.
“The category entrants were extremely competitive.
“Not only that, it was great to see Christine and Clare pick up awards having been voted for by the apprentices they work with, which is a wonderful accolade for them.
She added: “We are looking forward to the prospect of working with more employers across Coventry and Warwickshire, helping them to make apprenticeships work effectively for their businesses.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
Harry Bower, Gopsall Services for Accountancy Advanced Apprentice
Nathan Ellis, Thomas & Co for Accountancy Intermediate Apprentice
Andrew Daffern, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) for Customer Service Intermediate Apprentice
Chelsea-Lea Gallagher, Enchanted Nursery for Children’s Care Advanced Apprentice
Grace Chandler Miller, Tiny Teddies for Children’s Care Apprentice
Annabel Scott, Geiko for Hairdressing Advanced Apprentice
Jessica White, Clipperz for Hairdressing Intermediate Apprentice
Catherine Anti-Nuamah, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) for Management Advanced Apprentice
Colin Twidale, Individual Support Services (ISS) for Health & Social Care Higher Apprentice
Linda Grinpukale-Grinfogele, Individual Support Services (ISS) for Health & Social Care Intermediate Apprentice
Lucy Brooks, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) for Business Administration Advanced Apprentice
Olivia Burton, Manufacturing Technology Centre for Business Administration Intermediate Apprentice
Sandeep Bajwa-Nakra, OM Solutions for Digital Marketing Advanced Apprentice
Victoria Winterman, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) for Health & Social Care Advanced Apprentice