Talented Fenland College of West Anglia apprentices recognised for outstanding achievements
Wisbech-based apprentices from the College of West Anglia (CWA) have been awarded prizes for outstanding achievement as part of CWA’s annual Apprenticeship Awards.
The awards coincided with National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2021, taking place from February 8 to 14.
NAW is an annual nationwide celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to highlight the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.
The awards recognised individual achievement, skill and study in a variety of different fields, from engineering and hairdressing to horticulture and veterinary nursing.
Harry Jackson, CWA Engineering Apprentice of Year, works at Stainless Metalcraft Ltd, Chatteris, and studies at CWA’s Wisbech campus.
Harry was also a finalist at last year’s WorkSkills UK competition, competing against the best in his chosen field.
He said: “I’ve always wanted to do an apprenticeship. I would say to anyone who wants to study an apprenticeship to go for it as you gain the experience you need while learning on the job and earning a wage.”
Amber Maryon, Teaching Assistant Apprentice of the Year works at Marshland High School, Wisbech. She said: “The skills that I’ve learnt on my apprenticeship have been amazing. It’s really helped me and helped me to decide what I want to do with my life.”
Joe Moore was recognised as Anglian Water Alliances Apprentice of the Year. Joe studies at CWA’s Wisbech campus alongside working for Anglian Water.
David Pomfret, CWA principal, said: “While we were unable to hold a physical ceremony this year, it has been vital that we still recognise the outstanding achievements of the hugely talented apprentices who study at the college and work with our employer partners. We are immensely proud of their success and are excited to see how their careers progress in the future.
"We would also like to give a special mention to the employers, award sponsors and other local stakeholders who go above and beyond to champion and develop the apprenticeship provision across the region.”
Electrotechnical Apprentices of the Year, Brandon Campbell and Toni Howlett, received the Kevin Clarke Award.
Kevin Clarke, a former CWA electrical apprentice, was killed in a car accident in 1984. His parents, John and Janet, recognise two electrical apprentices each year in his honour. The two winners of this year’s awards will also receive tool vouchers to the value of £75 each, donated by Edmundson Electrical Wholesalers.
The CWA Apprenticeship Awards were sponsored by; Anglian Water Alliances, Consort Medical, Palm Paper (Palm Gruppe) and Princes Food.