Regional National Apprenticeship Awards 2015 finalists announced


This year’s National Apprenticeship Awards will see almost 200 companies and individuals competing for the prestigious accolades.

The 2015 awards, now in their twelfth year, recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own apprentice talent and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplace.

The 200 regional finalists fought off competition from over 1000 other entries made to the National Apprenticeship Service, which runs the Awards.

Eleven regional ceremonies will take place across the country in October, and each ceremony will celebrate winners and highly commended entries in 10 categories, which include.

Employer categories

  • Small Employer of the Year

  • Medium Employer of the Year

  • The BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year

  • The BT Award for Macro Employer of the Year

  • The EDF Energy Award for Newcomer SME of the Year

  • The Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer of the Year

Apprentice categories

  • The McDonald’s Award for the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year

  • The EAL Award for the Advanced Apprentice of the Year

  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for the Higher Apprentice of the Year

  • The City & Guilds Award for the Apprenticeship Champion of the Year

After the regional ceremonies, the winners will progress to the next stage of the competition, where their applications will be assessed by a national judging panel. The national finalists will be announced in early December and will be invited to a glittering national ceremony on 26 January 2016, at Grosvenor House, London.

Employer finalists for the West Midlands include:

  • Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Compass Group UK & Ireland

  • eTech Solutions Ltd

  • Green Lighting Ltd

  • Halfords Ltd (Retail)

  • Highways England

  • ISO Quality Services Ltd

  • Jaguar Land Rover ltd

  • Redrow Homes

  • The Community Housing Group

  • The Landscape Group

Apprentice finalists for the West Midlands include:

  • Bethany Griffin

  • Andrew Morley

  • Stephanie Palmer

  • Kathleen Sandford

  • Hannah Scott

  • Ryan Shemwell

  • Joshua White

We wish them all the best of luck!


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