This year’s Apprenticeship Awards Evening at Kingston Maurward College was a resounding success with broad range of Apprentices and employers attending the celebration.
Guests were treated to a buffet dinner with addresses by Principal Luke Rake and Chair of Governors Jim Tirrell.
Apprentices received awards in a diverse range of subjects including Animal Care, Arboriculture, Equine, Environmental Conservation, Horticulture, Butchery, Business Administration, Outdoor & Leisure, and Teaching & Learning.
The overall Apprentice of the Year award was presented jointly to Aiden Canning – Equine Apprentice at Boveridge Farm (D J Dampney Cranborne Ltd) and Samuel Lee – Business Administration Apprentice at Blueberry Finance.
Principal Luke Rake said of the Awards Evening: “Events such as tonight remind us the immense potential and opportunities for success with young people.
“I’m always so impressed with what they have achieved, and to see so many parents and employers here tonight as well to share in that success is lovely; the College depends on strong and developing links with employers and this is clearly happening across all our areas of provision.”
Jim Tirrell said: “As Chair of Governors it was very rewarding to attend the Apprenticeship Awards evening and hear the inspirational comments, made by employers, about the young people involved. It reinforces how effective vocational and work-based learning can be at helping students to reach their full potential and develop the skills required for successful employment.
“Congratulations to all the students and thanks to the tutors and employers who have worked hard to provide such a range of learning opportunities. It really is what the College is all about.”