Annual Apprentice Awards Evening 2018

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association welcomed over 400 guests to their Annual Apprentice Awards Evenings on Tuesday 13th November at The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford and Wednesday 14th November at Sixways Stadium in Worcester. Families, Friends, Employers and Special Guests were welcomed to an evening of celebration to showcase the work of the learners of the previous year. Engineering and Commerce Apprentices were awarded their Qualification certificates followed by a presentation of HWGTA Special Awards which go to the highest commended Apprentices in their specialist area and year of study.

This year’s Special Guest speakers were “Ocean Brothers”, Greg and Jude, who gave an inspirational talk and exclusive look at their upcoming documentary. The Brothers rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in aid of The British Skin Foundation, following their late father’s long battle with skin cancer. Their determination and focus really shone through and many attendees commented on how moved and inspired they felt.

 

HGTA Special Award Winners

The Special Award winners of the evening are pictured with our Special Guests, Ocean Brothers.

L-R Back Row:

Elliot Volpe, The Haigh Engineering Co – Ross Rotary, Rowberry Bursary for Engineering

Luke Clarke, Special Metals Wiggin – Engineering Endeavour Award

Declan Kinsella, HR Smith – Engineering Personal Development Award

Harry Sheldon, Micron Sprayers – Level 2 Commerce Apprentice of the Year

Jack Badham, JAGA Heating – Commerce Personal Development Award

Thomas Beddard, Camcraft – Engineering Technician Apprentice of the Year

Bradley Winter, Special Metals Wiggin – Engineering Craft Apprentice of the Year.

L-R Front Row:

Charlotte Parsonage, Orchard Valley Foods – Commerce Endeavour Award

Colin Edwards, HR Smith – Apprentice Champion of the Year

Kingspan Insulation (Phil Hallsworth) – Employer of the Year

Guest speakers “Ocean Brothers” – Jude Massey, Dr Greg Bailey,

Caitlin Brooks, Avara Foods – Commerce Level 3 Apprentice of the Year

Bethan Jones, Acre Accountancy – Excellence in Accountancy

Mervyn Powell, HR Smith – Engineering First Year Apprentice of the Year.

 

WGTA Special Award Winners

The Special Award winners of the evening are pictured with our Special Guests, Ocean Brothers.

L-R Back Row:

George Baldwin, Sanctuary Group – Excellence in Accountancy

Sven Goerlach, Wienerberger – Engineering First Year Apprentice of the Year

Chris Morris, Yamazaki Mazak – Apprentice Champion of the Year

Arandeep Kallar, Yamazaki Mazak – Engineering Endeavour Award

Zac Norton, Yamazaki Mazak – Engineering Personal Development Award

Harry Eales, Sanctuary Group – Commerce Level 2 Apprentice of the Year

L-R Front Row:

Parkwood Leisure (Sam Thombs) – Employer of the Year

Bethany Clayton, Morgan Advanced Materials – Engineering Technician Apprentice of the Year

Demelza Pike, Yamazaki Mazak – Commerce Level 3 Apprentice of the Year

Katie Turner, Amada – Commerce Level 2 Apprentice of the Year.