GC named finalist in Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards
Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have been shortlisted as the Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year in the 2015 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards, organised by the Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen.
Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise both the businesses that help drive apprenticeship schemes in the county, as well as the apprentices themselves.
Three organisations, including Gloucestershire College, are in the running for the 2015 Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year title, which will be awarded to that which demonstrates a real commitment to the development of apprentices, relationships with business and the promotion of work undertaken.
The judging panel faced a difficult challenge narrowing down the nominees across the 12 categories, during shortlisting last week. The panel included the College’s Head of Engineering Brian Fowler, Echo Editor Matt Holmes and Citizen Editor Jenny Eastwood.
Gloucestershire College has long been a champion of apprenticeships in the county and continuously invests in successful employer partnerships, its growing apprenticeship provision and on-site facilities.
Currently working with more than 600 employers to train 912 apprentices across 17 industry sectors, the College’s dedicated Business Hub is well placed to respond to the growing demand for apprenticeship training, from introductory traineeships to higher level apprenticeships.
Julie Tegg, Head of Work-based Learning, said: “We are passionate and proud of our apprenticeship provision at Gloucestershire College, especially in terms of the range, levels and different delivery models we have developed in response to employer feedback.
“Our work with employers is essential to the success of students, and we aim to work closely with employers to ensure provision is current, responsive and enables their apprentices to make a significant contribution to the success of their business – their success is our success.”
No less than six Gloucestershire College apprentices are also in the running to win an award this year, including Business Administration Apprentice Thomas McEwan (Stroud District Council); Marketing Apprentice Kristina Rickards (APT Marketing); Construction Apprentice Oliver Pritchett (Barnwood Shopfitting); Customer Service Apprentice Louise Taylor (The Warranty Group); Security Systems Apprentice Scott Patient (Allcooper); and Hospitality Apprentice Alex Saturley (The Hog at Horsley).
All winners will be announced at the glitzy awards ceremony, which will take place at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse, on Thursday 2 July.
For more information about apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College visit www.gloscol.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call the GC Business Hub on 01452 56300.