Week of events celebrates outstanding apprentices at North Notts College

Apprenticeships were at the top of the agenda for North Notts College as they hosted key events to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2020 this month.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 2:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 2:08 pm

The college offers apprenticeships across a wide-range of industry sectors including business, childcare and education, construction, engineering, healthcare, and motor vehicle as well as higher-level management apprenticeships.

The week-long celebration saw the college get involved in a number of events that recognised the contribution of apprentices to local businesses.

The run of events began with an awards ceremony in recognition of outstanding apprentices and businesses who enjoy significant successes with their apprenticeship programme.

The event celebrated apprentices of all levels and rising stars who have shown exceptional skills during their apprenticeship. The winners were Jay Marshall of Stelrad Radiators, Amy Hubbard of Rotherham Music, Mark Jones from Advanced KFS Special Vehicles and Mark Fenwick of BakerCorp.

Mark Jones of Advanced KFS Special Vehicles picked up the ‘Higher Apprentice of the Year’ award.

Mark said: “I’m very proud to have been named Apprentice of the Year, it’s fantastic to be recognised for the effort that I’ve put in.

“My advice to anyone thinking about a higher-level apprenticeship would be to go for it. It will be hard work and a challenge but the benefits are great.”

The college also attended a number of events in a bid to inspire local people to look beyond traditional pathways to further study and employment and consider an apprenticeship.

Taining director of apprenticeships Lisa Wilson is responsible for developing the wide-range of apprenticeships available at North Notts College.

Lisa said: “National Apprenticeship Week 2020 has been a chance for us to shine a spotlight on the incredible opportunities that apprenticeships open up to both businesses and individuals.

“To inspire people to take control of their careers has been incredibly rewarding; but we shouldn’t just shout about the opportunities apprenticeships provide for one week of the year. We must move apprenticeships up the agenda and show the value of apprenticeships to individuals and businesses so that they see the difference that they can make.”