Apprentices rewarded for hard work and achievement

Lewis Chambers, apprentice of the year, receives his award from Tracy Cosgrave
Lewis Chambers, apprentice of the year, receives his award from Tracy Cosgrave

The achievements of apprentices and their employers from across Northamptonshire were celebrated at Evolve Business Training’s inaugural Apprentice of the Year awards held at the Best Western Rockingham Road Hotel, Corby, on Wednesday (June 18).

A total of 19 trophies were handed out by Tracy Cosgrave, operations director of Evolve Business Training, including individual prizes for Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices and two employers of the year.

Big winners on the night were Level 2 hairdressing apprentice Lewis Chambers, from Kettering, and Level 3 rail engineering apprentice Ryan Harper of Rushden who walked away with outstanding apprentice of the year accolades.

Recognising commitment, attendance, achievement and progression, trophies were also awarded to learners from construction, motor vehicle and engineering, business and administration, IT and digital media, hospitality and catering and healthcare and early years sectors.

Also rewarded on the night were small employer and medium employers of the year, Hewitt Decorators and Maziak Compressor Services Ltd, which were praised for their commitment to training and development.

Tracy Cosgrave said: “This event celebrates the fantastic achievements made by our apprentices. We would like to thank the representative companies for their continued commitment to increase training opportunities for young people and adults in the area and would also like to offer congratulations to all apprentices who have achieved their qualification.

“In the past two years we have had the pleasure of seeing many excellent ambassadors for Tresham College and apprentices, taking their next step into a career that some had thought impossible.

“All of the winners should be very proud of what they have accomplished and I wish them, together with all of the apprentices training with Evolve and Tresham, all the best for their future careers.”