On Thursday 4 May 2023, we hosted our annual Apprenticeship and Placement Awards ceremony at The McMillan Theatre.
The annual awards ceremony brings together our employer partners, T Level students, apprentices, and staff for an evening of celebrations.
Judges had the unenviable task of whittling down the record number of nominations to just 12 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 students are outstanding, making the judging process tough. The opportunities provided by our employer partners are staggering, from working on live construction sites and farms to contributing to the welfare of the most vulnerable in our community, with apprentices supporting 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 Lizzie Ginbey and Barry Tottle from Teapot Creative delivering a speech about the importance of apprenticeships to organisations and how they are bridging the skills gaps in the UK.
The event was kindly sponsored by Tradebe Inutec, Nuvia UK, Astron Fire & Security, Magnox, Taunton School, Shakespeare Martineau, Mihaz Business Coaching, OD Talent Solutions, Symphony Health Care Services, Initiis, Stantec, and Learning Curve.
Rising Star of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Tradebe
Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Nuvia UK
Lewis Collier – Highly Commended
Advanced Apprentice of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Astron Fire & Security
Higher/Degree Level Apprentice of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Magnox
Work Placement Student of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Taunton School
T Level Placement Student of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau
Small Employer of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Mihaz Business Coaching
Medium Employer of the Year
Kindly sponsored by OD Talent Solutions
North York Moors National Park Authority
Large Employer of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Symphony Health Care Services
Work Placement Employer of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Initiis
C C Motors
T Level Employer of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Stantec
BTC Champion for Apprenticeships or Industry Placements Employer of the Year
Kindly sponsored by Learning Curve
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 website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.