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22ND SEP 2022

GC wins apprenticeship training provider award for the third year running

Employer Training and Apprenticeships

We are thrilled to have been crowned Training Provider of the Year for the third year in a row, in the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2022.

This award recognises Gloucestershire College as the county's go-to-apprenticeship provider and a driving force behind promoting the benefits of apprenticeships to schools, students, employers and employees, as a way to grow, gain industry-recognised qualifications, upskill and start a dream career.  

With one of largest portfolios of apprenticeship programmes in the region, strong partnerships with over 1,200 local employers, and an outstanding team of business consultants, training coordinators, assessors and lecturers, we offer 47 apprenticeship programmes covering engineering, construction, cyber, IT, hospitality, hair, business, professional services, dental nursing, education and early years. 

We have proudly partnered with some of Gloucestershire’s best businesses, including Renishaw, GE Aviation, EDF Energy, North Tower Consulting, E G Carter, Superdry, Bamboo Technology, South Gloucestershire Council, Gloucestershire County Council, as well as Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust who walked away with the Employer of the Year trophy at the awards.   

GC's own Julie Tegg, Director, Employer Training & Apprenticeships was a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships category. Julie and her team work tirelessly to improve apprenticeship performance, achievement rates and destinations; design new programmes that are relevant, responsive and flexible; and form new partnerships through unrivalled employer engagement - all underpinned by apprentices' and employers' end goal of achievement and growth.

Jake Matthews of E G Carter won Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction). Jake studied a BTEC in construction at GC in 2018, before progressing to complete his HNC in Construction and Built Environment in July 2022.  

In addition, four apprentices from the college were shortlisted as finalists in the following categories.

  • Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Business, Administrative & Financial Services) - Jacob Bexley, Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Apprentice at Kohler Mira Ltd
  • Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction) - Archie Kilminster, Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Apprentice at Vistry Group
  • Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Public Services & Education) - Matt Smith, Network Engineer Apprentice at Tewkesbury Borough Council
  • Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Technology, Digital & Creative Sector) - Thomas Purveur, Marketing Assistant Apprentice at Vistry Group

 “Firstly, I'd like to congratulate Jake, our apprentice-finalists and their employers - a very well-deserved recognition." - said Julie Tegg, Director, Employer Training & Apprenticeships "Secondly, we are absolutely thrilled to be once again awarded Training Provider of the YearApprenticeships form an invaluable part of the college and our future - we have over 1,300 apprentices studying with us, with new talent joining us every day. 

"Whether it’s celebrating an award win or personal milestones, we are proud of every apprentice’s success. We work closely with the Gloucestershire business community and understand the skills needs faced by their industries. This year's win reaffirms our commitment to ongoing skills and recruitment development, providing employers here in Gloucestershire with the skills and talent their businesses need." 

GC delivers a wide range of professional and technical training, from entry level right up to master's degrees, across all industry areas including engineering, arts and media, IT and cyber, construction, business, hair and beauty, accounting, HR, marketing, catering and more.

If you are an employer looking to recruit an apprentice, upskill your current employees or you would like to find out more about apprenticeships and the support available, please get in touch via: employer.training@gloscol.ac.uk or call 0345 155 2020.