Virtual Apprenticeship Awards 2022!

We would like to congratulate both apprentices and employers and their fantastic achievements this year.

(7-13 February 2022)

Congratulations to our apprentice stars!

As part of the Apprenticeship Week Wales 2022 celebrations, Gower College Swansea held a virtual Apprenticeship Awards over its Twitter and LinkedIn social media feeds. This virtual event was designed to highlight the very best of the best apprentices, employers and assessors.

“Yet again, our virtual awards highlighted stories of success and achievement from right across our apprenticeship routes – from areas as diverse as bricklaying, data analytics and facilities management – which are delivered across Wales and England,” says Rachel Searle, Head of Work Based Learning.

“Our apprentices, employers and assessors have had a very challenging two years but they have not allowed this to get in the way of their learning and training journeys. And, even though we were unable to be together in person, we felt it was very important to honour these achievements in the best way we can.

“Celebrating these inspirational success stories is one of the highlights of our year, demonstrating the positive impact apprenticeships have on people’s lives, careers and businesses.”

In addition to the virtual awards, the College’s GCS Training team hosted a range of free online workshops for employees of Swansea Council and the local health board. These sessions covered areas such as digital marketing, advice and guidance and customer service.

The Apprenticeship Programme in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Our 2022 Awards in full

Accountancy Apprentice of the Year - Sophie Abramo
Advice and Guidance Apprentice of the Year - Delyth Owen
Bricklaying Apprentice of the Year - Ryan Gibbons
Business Improvement Techniques Apprentice of the Year - Michal  Borcinski
Business Administration Apprentice of the Year - Alun Hope
Careers Advice and Guidance Apprentice of the Year - Joanna Fenn
Carpentry Apprentice of the Year - Jacques Pulling
Childcare Apprentice of the Year - Catrin Jones
Community Development Apprentice of the Year - Francesca Horton
Contact Centre Apprentice of the Year - Samantha Davies
Construction Operations Civil Engineering Apprentice of the Year - Callum Roberts
Customer Service Apprentice of the Year - Candice Morgan
Social Media/Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year - Melanie Moses
Data Analytics Apprentice of the Year - Darren Mogridge
Digital Application Support Apprentice of the Year - Ross Forster
Digital Learning Design Apprentice of the Year - Richard Lewis
Electrical Apprentice of the Year - Steffan Davies
Electronics Apprentice of the Year - Ellis Searle
Engineering  Apprentice of the Year - Ella Whitton-Stroud
Facilities Management Apprentice of the Year - Craig Thomas
Fashion and Textiles Apprentice of the Year - Bethany Clewes
Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year - Abbie McFenton
Health and Social Care Apprentice of the Year - Joanne Dix
Health Clinical Health Care Apprentice of the Year - Richard Harrison
Housing Apprentice of the Year - Pamela Wainwright
IT Software, Web and Telecoms Apprentice of the Year - Georgia Margetts
Interpreting and Translation Apprentice of the Year - Seren Jenkins
Laboratory and Science Apprentice of the Year - Dayle Hastwell
Leadership and Management Apprentice of the Year - Tracy Ellicott
Motor Vehicle Apprentice of the Year - Niall Jargisa
Painting and Decorating Apprentice of the Year - Peter Marshall Rees
Plumbing Apprentice of the Year - Steven Garland
Security Apprentice of the Year - Rhys Griffiths
Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprentice of the Year - Angela Averis
Foundation Apprentice of the Year - Scott Tovey 
Apprentice of the Year - Shevaughn Williams
Higher Apprentice of the Year - Rhys Davies
Exceptional Achievement Award - Apprentice - Steffan Jones
Exceptional Achievement Award - Employer - Swansea Bay University Health Board

Apprentice Employer of the Year (0-49 employees) - Dollcast Ltd
Apprentice Employer of the Year (50-249 employees) - MicroPharm
Apprentice Employer of the Year (250+ employees) - Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Europe)
Apprenticeship Innovation Award (Employer) - Jane Meredith, Organisational Development & Learning Partner, Cartrefi Conwy 
Gower College Swansea Apprenticeship Tutor/Assessor of the Year - Sheila Murphy
Gower College Swansea Apprenticeship Team of the Year - Electronic Engineering
Apprenticeship Innovation Award - Individual - Ian Brealey

Electrical, Electronic Product Service and Installation Engineer Apprentice of the Year (England) - Callum Quinn
Employment Related Services Apprentice of the Year (England) - Justine Watson Smith
Facilities Management Apprentice of the Year (England) - Russell Knowles
Leadership and Management Apprentice of the Year (England) - Steve Bremble
Apprentice Employer of the Year (England) - Henry Schein
Apprenticeship Tutor/Assessor of the Year (England) - Robert Paul
Apprentice of the Year (England) - Steve Bremble
Exceptional Achievement Award - Employer (England) - University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

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