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Apprenticehip Award Ceremony marks end of National Apprenticeship Week

Di Gowland, Principal & CEO, Newham College

Newham College held their inaugural Apprenticeship Awards at the Good Hotel, London, marking the last day of National Apprenticeship Week.

The dedicated event was organised to recognise the outstanding achievements of the many employers and apprentices enrolled on the apprenticeship programme.

Oragniser & Director of Apprenticeships, Neil Coates said: “We are thrilled to see so many businesses and their apprentices at our awards. As part of our work during National Apprenticeship Week 2017, we really wanted to say well done to the investment the businesses have put into their apprentices, which we hope will improve the productivity of their organisations.”

“Working closely with employers has never been more important to the College. The introduction of the government’s new apprenticeship levy will drive large employers to take on more apprentices and help subsidise the training costs for smaller organisations. Newham College has the skills and experience to support large and small businesses, whatever their apprenticeship requirements and we look forward to seeing even more businesses and apprentices at our 2018 awards!”

Close to 100 attended the breakfast award ceremony held in the Docklands. A total of 16 awards were given out over a range of categories including Accounting, Beauty Therapy, Business and Administration, Children & Young People Workforce, Engineering, Fashion & Textiles, Hospitality & Catering and Hairdressing & Beauty.

One employer and apprentice were nominated from each sector and the awards were presented by the Newham College Apprenticeship Team.

Winners of the Employer Awards included ICAP, Essence of Beauty, Honey’s Childminding, London College of Fashion, Indigo Trading London, Cafe Football and The Gentry Hair & Spa.

Principal & CEO, Di Gowland presented the ‘Grand Apprenticeship of The Year Award’ to Park Communications and the first ever ‘Apprentice of the Year’ to Business & Administration Apprentice, Charles Pennington also at Park Communications.

Di Gowland commented:

“We are very proud to be launching the Newham College Apprenticeships Awards and we are delighted to be working so closely with so many impressive businesses and their employees.”

“Our ambition is to provide the most professional, flexible and effective services possible to our apprentices and their employers and with the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, we look forward to even more employers and apprentices entering the awards next year.”

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