SGS College is thrilled to announce that apprentice Maisey Hammond has won the coveted title of Regional Intermediate Apprentice of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020.
The National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 regional finals commenced last week with virtual ceremonies taking place up and down the country. Back for their 17th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to highlight business and individual success in apprenticeships, particularly poignant this year with the challenges many employers and apprentices have faced during the pandemic.
Apprentice employers, apprentices and apprenticeship champions from all industries entered the awards with over 1,100 entries received. Each online ceremony recognised apprentices that have gone above and beyond to make a difference whilst undertaking their apprenticeship.
Gillian Keegan, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister said:
“Huge congratulations to all of the regional winners. The National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the range of exciting apprenticeships available across so many industries including digital, health, construction and the public sector. Apprenticeships are a great way of attracting new talent, helping to make sure employers of all sizes have access to the skills they need to grow. They will play a vital role rebuilding our economy after the pandemic, transforming businesses and revitalising local communities.”
Maisey successfully completed a Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship at Stroud District Council with SGS College as the allocated training provider. Over 14 months Maisey excelled in her apprenticeship and proved herself to be an invaluable and hard-working addition to the council team.
“I was delighted when I found out I won the award, having been in the “invisible middle” at school I have really found a place where I can build my career and it’s great to be recognised for who I am and what I do.” Maisey said.
Sandra Andrews, Assessor and Lead Internal Quality Assurer at SGS College commented:
“Maisey deserves her success, she is very self-motivated and always gives 100%, it's been a pleasure to be part of her journey and see her achieve this award recognising an outstanding apprentice.”
Apprenticeships are a cornerstone of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery from the pandemic. Through the Plan for Jobs a total of £1.6 billion will be invested in scaling up employment support schemes, training and apprenticeships to help people looking for a job.
For further information, advice and guidance on apprenticeships please contact SGS College’s Apprenticeship Development Team on 0800 0726077 or visit Our Apprenticeships Page