Apprentices celebrated their achievements at Tameside College's annual Apprenticeship Awards last week.
Twenty-five apprentices and their employers were presented with awards at Clarendon Sixth Form College's Brooke Vincent Theatre.
This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which recognises the quality and diversity of apprentices as well as promoting the benefits of studying an apprenticeship.
Jackie Moores, principal at Tameside College, congratulated students on their success.
She told the attendees: "Well done to all the award winners and thank you to those people who have attended to support the apprentices and employers. The event is part of National Apprenticeship Week which takes place from 3rd to 7th February and over the next few weeks we will hear stories in the media of the progress apprentices are making.
“Young people and adults are increasingly considering apprenticeships as a credible alternative and events such as this are helping to show the benefits of this route."
Councillor Leanne Feeley presented an award and certificate to each of the proud apprentices who were nominated for their outstanding performance and achievement during their employment.
Councillor Feeley said: “Congratulations to all the apprentices who won awards. You are the skilled workers of the future and the greatest asset to any employer is having a fantastic workforce. It is the success and future of businesses, paving new ways of doing things and driving the growth of our economy. You should all be proud of your achievements.”
The award winners included: Charlotte Alderson - Park Cakes Bakeries, Monica Borejko - Simply One Dental, Marc Brierley - Jigsaw Homes Group, Summer Broadbent - Colourz Hair Salon, Aisha Choudhry - Hair and Beauty Retreat, Charlotte Collier - Post Office Counters Ltd, Luke Doyle - Bardsley Construction Limited, Sophie Ellison - Windsor Dental Practice, Ben Ford - Mantec Engineering Limited, Toni Hardy - The Hair Spa, Zara Hussain - Collegiate Dental Practice, James Kavanagh - L C S Building Services, Mandy Lamon - Handforth Dental Practice, Saqib Mahmood - Park Cakes Bakeries, John McDonald - Quartzelec, Adam McQuaker - MPS Construction, George Newman - Goyt Construction Limited, Charlie Perry - Grafton House Preparatopry School, Daniel Phillips - Jigsaw Homes Group, Callam Rothwell - Hague Electric Services LTD, Luke Sherwin - Arconic Limited, Patrcyja Wandzel - Goyt Valley Medical & Dental Practice, Jack Wrigley - Building Technology Services LTD, Ekaterina Yordanova - Hardy & Co, and Nikola Zdanowicz - DRS Johnson Walsh Ward Addy.
Simply One Dental in Ashton won the Business of the Year award, while also nominated in the category were The Hair Studio in Ashton, Hague Electrical Services Ltd in Glossop, Park Cakes in Oldham and Mantec Engineering in Manchester.
For more information on apprenticeships at Tameside College, visit www.tameside.ac.uk or call 0161 908 6789.
The Business of the Year award nominees.
Meanwhile, Tameside Council is holding a pop-up apprenticeship hub on Thursday (February 6) from 3pm to 7pm at Ashton Library, where people can discover the apprenticeships available across Tameside and Glossop.
It’s National Apprentice Week and we’re thinking about the fantastic work apprentices are carrying out right across Tameside. They’re working in such a variety of roles from childcare to warehousing.— Tameside Council (@TamesideCouncil) February 3, 2020
If you want to find out more come to our pop-up shop on Thursday. #NAW2020 pic.twitter.com/Db3dIf66ze