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London and the South East top apprentices and apprentice employers announced

Regional winners announced at London and the South East celebration for National Apprenticeship Awards 2016.

Top apprentices and employers from London and the South East have were announced on Tuesday at the regional round of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016.

The awards now in their 13th year, showcase many success stories and the benefits of apprenticeships across England.

Businesses and apprentices fought off tough competition by demonstrating how employers are growing their own talent with apprenticeships and how apprentices have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. The top apprentices and employers winners and highly commended entries were announced at an awards ceremony held at St Pauls, Aldersgate Conference Centre, London.

This year’s winners for the South East are:

Apprentice categories:

  • Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Cameron Baker, Rentokil Initial
  • EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Christina Dines, BAE Systems
  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for the Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year: Nicole Covey, IBM UK Limited
  • Apprentice Champion of the Year: Alarna Harris, Lime Wood Group Ltd & Home Grown Hotels Ltd

And highly commended:

  • Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Darren Ellis, Keepmoat Regeneration Ltd
  • Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Jonjoe Boulter, Snow-Camp
  • EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Acacia Hayles, IBM UK Ltd
  • EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Peter Wilson, Barratt David Wilson
  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for the Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year: William Gaff, Cisco International
  • Apprentice Champion of the Year: Laura Cunningham, Freeths LLP

Employer categories:

  • Unilever Small Employer of the Year: Invotra Limited
  • Medium Employer of the Year: URT Group Ltd
  • BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year: AWE PLC
  • EON Award for Macro Employer of the Year: Capgemini
  • Santander Award for Newcomer SME of the Year: Your Service Centre - Skybreak

And highly commended in the employer categories are:

  • Unilever Small Employer of the Year: Resource Productions
  • Medium Employer of the Year: Benchmark
  • BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year: DAF Trucks Limited
  • EON Award for Macro Employer of the Year: IBM UK Limited
  • EON Award for Macro Employer of the Year: Siemens Plc
  • Santander Award for Newcomer SME of the Year: Napier Partnership Limited

This year’s winners for London are:

Apprentice categories:

  • Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Charlotte Vincett-Labone, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Becky King, National Physical Laboratory
  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for the Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year: Natalie Ojevah, Barclays Bank Plc
  • Apprentice Champion of the Year: John Clarke, BT Group Plc

And highly commended:

  • Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Jodeci Joseph, Crownfield Infant School
  • EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Alex Osborne, IMB UK
  • EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Luke Andrews, South Bank
  • Apprentice Champion of the Year: Daniela Iannelli, Hilton Worldwide

Employer categories:

  • Unilever Small Employer of the Year: Integrated Payment Solutions
  • Medium Employer of the Year: Troup Bywaters + Anders
  • BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year: DHL International (UK) Limited
  • EON Award for Macro Employer of the Year: BT plc
  • Santander Award for Newcomer SME of the Year: ElliotLee
  • Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer of the Year: Pickfords Move Management Limited

And highly commended:

  • BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year: Arup
  • Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer of the Year: Haymarket Media Group
  • Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer of the Year: Theo Paphitis Retail Group

Following the 6 regional ceremonies taking place across England, winners from each category will have their entries sent for national judging. Three from each category will then be selected as national finalists. The very best employer category entries are also in the running to feature in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list 2016.

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon said:

Apprenticeships are a ladder of opportunity, giving young people and adults the chance they deserve to get on and fulfil their potential.

Congratulations to everyone that has taken part in the National Apprenticeship Awards so far and the winners representing London and the South East. They have demonstrated just how much businesses and learners can gain from an apprenticeship.

Sue Husband, director, National Apprenticeship Service, added:

The National Apprenticeship Awards enable talented apprentices and committed employers to receive the recognition they truly deserve. Our awards not only celebrate the achievements of apprentices and businesses alike but they also encourage others to get involved in apprenticeships.

Today’s winners are the best of the best in London and the South East. I congratulate each and every one of them on their success and for those heading to the national finals, the very best of luck.

National award winners and the Top 100 Employers will be announced at a ceremony held on 20 January 2017 in London.

This year’s sponsors for London and the South East awards are Milkround and MiddletonMurray.

To find out more information about apprenticeships or the apprenticeship awards visit GOV.UK.

Alternatively call 08000 150 600 or follow @apprenticeships on Twitter or National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn.

Channel website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/education-and-skills-funding-agency

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