Awards event honours apprentices - and those who support them - in Coventry & Warwickshire

Apprentices across Coventry and Warwickshire – and those who support them to achieve success – have been honoured at a major awards event in the region.

Around 200 people attended Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training’s Awards Evening at Coventry Rugby Club to celebrate the contributions of local apprentices and the staff and businesses who work with them.

On the night, 30 apprentices and employers received awards for outstanding achievement while trainer Christine Cusick and lead training adviser Clare Ebbon, both of Chamber Training, picked up awards after being voted for by apprentices.

Among the winning apprentices was Alexis Considine, who was awarded the accolade for Accountancy Higher Apprentice after impressing her bosses during her apprenticeship role at the Wigley Group.

After completing a book-keeping course with the help of Chamber Training, Alexis has gone on to pass her exams with a distinction in her Accountancy Higher Apprenticeship.

She has since progressed onto her Higher Apprenticeship, after being praised for her excellent aptitude and effectiveness in applying her knowledge and skills in her role at the Wigley Group, and is set to be offered a management position within the company.

Peter Burns MBE, past president of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, was in attendance to hand out the awards on a night that featured guest appearances from award-winning apprentices Kathleen Culleton-Underwood and Allana Watson.

Jan Ryan, Operations Director at Chamber Training said: “We were absolutely delighted to host such as a prestigious event. The category entrants were extremely competitive and it was a proud moment for the team from Chamber Training to be a part of.

“Not only that, it was great to see Christine and Clare pick up awards having been voted for by the apprentices they work with, which is a wonderful accolade for them.

"We are looking forward to the prospect of working with more employers across Coventry and Warwickshire, helping them to make apprenticeships work effectively for their businesses.”

A range of other awards were handed out to apprentices from a variety of industries, highlighting their professional and personal achievements which include supporting the running of local youth groups, entering national skills competitions and showcasing their skills amongst the best in the country.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • Harry Bower, Gopsall Services for Accountancy Advanced Apprentice
  • Nathan Ellis, Thomas & Co for Accountancy Intermediate Apprentice
  • Andrew Daffern, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) for Customer Service Intermediate Apprentice 
  • Chelsea-Lea Gallagher, Enchanted Nursery for Children's CareAdvanced Apprentice
  • Grace Chandler Miller, Tiny Teddies for Children's Care Apprentice
  • Annabel Scott, Geiko for Hairdressing Advanced Apprentice
  • Jessica White, Clipperz for Hairdressing Intermediate Apprentice
  • Catherine Anti-Nuamah, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) for Management Advanced Apprentice
  • Colin Twidale, Individual Support Services (ISS) for Health & Social Care Higher Apprentice
  • Linda Grinpukale-Grinfogele, Individual Support Services (ISS) for Health & Social Care Intermediate Apprentice
  • Lucy Brooks, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) for Business Administration Advanced Apprentice
  • Olivia Burton, Manufacturing Technology Centre for Business Administration Intermediate Apprentice
  • Sandeep Bajwa-Nakra, OM Solutions for Digital Marketing Advanced Apprentice
  • Victoria Winterman, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) for Health & Social Care Advanced Apprentice

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