Awards Celebrate Top Apprentices and Employers - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Earlier this month, Bridgwater & Taunton College hosted their annual Apprenticeship Awards ceremony at the McMillan Theatre.

The awards evening takes place every year and brings together their employer partners, apprentices, and staff for an evening of celebrations.

Judges had the unenviable task of whittling down the staggering number of nominations to just 15 award winners to receive recognition for their hard work and contribution to their organisation.

Winners were announced by Matt Tudor, Director of Commercial Development, Strategy and Partnerships. Matt said

The accomplishments achieved by our apprentices are outstanding, making the judging process tough.

He continued,

The opportunities provided by our employer partners are staggering, from working on oil rigs and submarines to contributing to the welfare of the most vulnerable in our community, with apprentices contributing to the organisations from the outset. The skills gained in the workplace will set the apprentices up for excellent careers in their chosen fields.

The evening comprised of videos from employers and apprentices describing their work with guest speakers Caroline Noon, Apprenticeship Manager at the National Trust, and Kathryn Tanner, Electrical Design Apprentice at Cavendish Nuclear, delivering speeches about the importance of Apprenticeships to organisations and how they are bridging the skills gaps in the UK.

The event was kindly sponsored by Learning Curve, the Colleges Partnership, Notebook Assessment Services, NCFE, Tradebe Inutec, Whittlesea Mortgages, University Centre Somerset, the McMillan Theatre, the Walled Gardens of Cannington, the National College for Nuclear and the Quantock Restaurant.

Rising Star of the Year

Kindly sponsored by Learning Curve

  • Georgia Sellick
  • Joshua Wilkins

Intermediate Apprentice of the Year

Kindly sponsored by The Walled Gardens of Cannington

  • Mia-Ann Churchley

Advanced Apprentice of the Year

Kindly sponsored by The Colleges Partnership

  • Chiara Giannetti

Higher/Degree Level Apprentice of the Year

Kindly sponsored by University Centre Somerset

  • Ryan Sanders

Work Experience / Industry Placement Individual of the Year

Kindly sponsored by The Quantock Restaurant

  • Christopher Moore
  • Highly Commended – Charlotte Griffiths

Small Employer of the Year

Kindly sponsored by Whittlesea Mortgages

  • Matravers Engineering Ltd

Medium Employer of the Year

Kindly sponsored by Tradebe Inutec

  • Ensinger Plastics Ltd

Large Employer of the Year

Kindly sponsored by Notebook Assessment Services

  • NHS Foundation Trust

Work Experience / Industry Placement Employer of the Year

Kindly sponsored by The McMillan Theatre

  • Rebecca Anne Designs
  • Highly Commended – Edward Martin Computer Services

T Level Employer of the Year

Kindly sponsored by NCFE

  • Willmott Dixon
  • Highly Commended – Carrier Pigeon

BTC Champion for Apprenticeships or Industry Placements Employer of the Year

Kindly sponsored by The National College for Nuclear

  • Environment Agency

We wish to congratulate all the finalists and winners on their successes!

If you would like more information about studying an Apprenticeship at Bridgwater & Taunton College or if you’re looking to recruit an apprentice, visit our Apprenticeships page or email

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