On Thursday 5th July 2018 The South West Apprenticeship Company attended the fabulous Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse. The event was well attended by a large number of Gloucestershire businesses and training providers to celebrate some of Gloucestershire’s inspirational apprentices and those who support their journey.
The South West Apprenticeship Company were attending not only as finalists in the medium employer of the year award, but also to support four of our apprentices who were finalists.
Jack Malley – Successfully completed his apprenticeship in IT with DB Systems in Tewkesbury supported by Gloucestershire College. Jack was offered a full time position at the end of his apprenticeship and had become an integral part of the team at DB Systems.
Rhiannon Smith – Completed her Laboratory Technician apprenticeship at Cirencester Deer Park School. Rhiannon has been the first apprentice Lab Technician at the school and has had an extremely positive impact on the school.
Amy Ruck – Who is still working towards her apprenticeship. Amy is the first shared apprentice for SWAC and The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism, Puzzlewood and Pedalabikeaway.
Alice Loveday – Who has completed her apprenticeship here with us a SWAC. Alice has made a huge difference to how our recruitment process operates and has successfully placed a large number of apprentices during her time with us.
We were absolutely delighted to have finalists in five of the awards, and whilst we would have loved to have five winners you can not win them all! Everyday we are proud of what our apprentices achieve from small steps in professional development to gaining full time employment on completion of their apprenticeship.
There was a SWAC winner on the night, The award for Apprentice of the Year – Business and Finance went to Amy Ruck. Amy has progressed extremely well through her apprenticeship, adapting to the changing environments as a shared apprentice with a positive attitude and professionalism. Amy has faced her challenges head on, even speaking on stage in front of 100 people at the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley tourism forum. Well done Amy!