This year’s Employment, Skills and Learning Awards took place on Tuesday 9 July at Bristol City Hall and saw businesses, community organisations and v
This year’s Employment, Skills and Learning Awards took place on Tuesday 9 July at Bristol City Hall and saw businesses, community organisations and volunteers awarded for their provision of training and job opportunities to adults and young people across Bristol.
The Bristol City Council Employment, Skills and Learning service (ESL) works directly with school leavers, apprentices, adult learners and job seekers in Bristol, while providing and coordinating learning and employment support for businesses and organisations.
Councillor Anna Keen, the Cabinet member with responsibility for Education and Skills, said: “The Employment, Skills and Learning team co-ordinates services to make a positive difference to lives by enabling young people and adults to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress with learning, volunteering and employment opportunities. We are delighted to see the results of that hard work being recognised in this way.’’
The Professional Development Team at SGS College were delighted to receive the award for Apprenticeship Provider Partner of the Year in recognition of their continued work across Bristol to provide a range of training programmes for people to access, including employability programmes, full-time training courses, apprenticeships and higher level programmes.
The SGS team were also thrilled that two exemplary students, Matt Lattibeaudiere and Alexandra Townshend, were awarded Apprentice Success awards for their Business Administration apprenticeships at SGS and Bristol City Council.
Tiffany Jenkins, Apprenticeship Team Leader at Bristol City Council commented about both award winners: “Alex joined the Learning City team in April 2017. Since then she has developed at an incredible pace. Her communication and people skills, as well as her honesty and integrity stand out as her key strengths.”
She continued: “Matt is a valued member of the team, he performs well and is always willing to help and support others. We’re looking forward to seeing Matt continue to progress through his apprenticeship and hopefully gain permanent employment within Bristol City Council”.
SGS College Principal, Sara-Jane Watkins commented: “We really value our work with Bristol City Council and it is great to have our commitment and passion for supporting them with their apprenticeship strategy publicly recognised”.