College sponsors #GlosApprentice Awards
For the fifth year running, Gloucestershire College is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards and is calling on all of its talented apprentices and employer partners to enter.
Organised by the Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen, the awards showcase and recognise the best and brightest apprentices in the county, as well as the businesses that help drive apprenticeship schemes.
As the county’s leading provider of apprenticeships, currently training 976 apprentices with over 650 local businesses, the College is a real champion of apprenticeships and the value they add to both businesses and the apprentices themselves.
In September 2015, the College launched popular new apprenticeship provision including 14 new higher apprenticeships across the engineering, IT and professional services, as well as the county’s first trailblazer degree apprenticeship in engineering with UWE.
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 delivered 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.”
The College’s Business Administration Apprentice, Aisha Pandor, was crowned Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Public Sector) in the 2015 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards, for her role at Cheltenham Borough Homes. Aisha is now a Level 3 Apprentice at Gloucester MP Richard Graham’s office, whilst studying for her qualifications at GC.
Online nominations for this year’s 10 categories are open now. These include Outstanding Apprentice of the Year in the Health, Education and Care; Public; Construction; Engineering and Manufacturing; Financial and Business Services; and Service Industries sectors, Small Employer of the Year, Employer of the Year, and utstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships in Gloucestershire. The overall Gloucestershire Apprentice of the Year Award will be selected from the six Apprentice of the Year categories.
Entries close on Friday 22 April, after which a shortlist will be selected and the winners are announced at the awards ceremony in July.
For more information, and to nominate, visit http://digital-thisis.co.uk/gloucestershire/apprenticeshipawards/nominate/