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National Apprenticeship Week

Posted: 14th March 2019

Each year at Doncaster College we join in with the national celebration of apprenticeship week, a full week dedicated to bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the local community.

To kick start the week we had our apprenticeship awards, in its 11th year the awards is an opportunity to acknowledge apprentices and employers and the contribution they make to their workplace.

This year entries were judged against criteria for eleven apprentice categories and two employer categories. A big thank you to our sponsors who continue to support the College, and we are always pleased to see you all on the evening; Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, Smith Brothers, St Leger Homes,  Cementation Skanska, Kostal UK, Hall Cross Medical Services, ESC Global, DETA, Doncaster Council School Meals, Little Einsteins Day Nursery, Ellgia, Clarks Vehicle Conversions.

A big well done to all the winners:

Business Support Apprentice of the Year

Abbie Brierley of Hallcross Medical Services

Construction Apprentice of the Year

Connor Cardwell of Create Properties

Health, Public Services and Care Apprentice of the Year

Millie Railton of Bawtry Mayflower Primary School

Commercial Enterprise Apprentice of the Year

Narmila Singh at Doncaster School Meals

Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Apprentice of the Year

Lewis Parker at Anarchy Hair Salon

Engineering Apprentice of the Year

Joe Coggan at Lifting Support Services

Doncaster College Apprentice Employee of the Year

Jan Inglesfield

Personal Achiever of the Year

Narmila Singh at Doncaster School Meals

Apprentice Champion of the Year

Joe Coggan at Lifting Support Services

Going The Extra Mile

Marcela Snekova at ESC Global

Small Employer of the Year

Apothecary Urban Spa

Large Employer of the Year

Doncaster Children’s Trust

We would also like to recognise all the apprentices that gained highly commended on the evening:

Anya Morte

Daniel Frost

Jessica Wells

Kailum Gileece

Sam Melvin

Sam Wilson

Matthew Simpson

Rebecca Burns

Libby Ellis

Laura Tanner

Connor Cardwell

Clarks Academy

Wabtec Faiveley

As well as our awards evening we had another great turnout for our employer networking event, companies were invited into The Hub for morning refreshments to discuss the growth of Doncaster and the exciting opportunities that local employers can engage with. Keep your eyes peeled for future employer’s events!

On Thursday 7th March we opened our doors to the public to find out more about apprenticeships, information talks were taking place as well as an opportunity to chat with the apprenticeship team and employers.

And finally to top our busy week off we had local MP Dame Rosie Winterton come into College to meet past and current apprentices as well as Wabtec and Smith Bros to discuss the benefits of apprentices and the impact they have had on their businesses.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our apprentices, as well as a big thank you to our local employers and organisations who continue to support Doncaster College and the apprenticeship programme.

If you are interested in employing an apprentice or you wish to be an apprentice then please get in touch with our friendly team who are always more than happy to help

apprenticeships@don.ac.uk or call 01302 553913