Anticipation building for this week’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016

Published Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Some of Worcestershire’s best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools will be celebrated at this week’s Worcestershire Apprentice Awards 2016.

Following an impressive number of nominations across all 10 awards, which are all sponsored by local companies, this year’s 24 finalists will once again be recognised for their exceptional achievements with Apprenticeships.

Apprentices, apprentice employers, training providers and schools will all be attending The Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards at 6:30pm, on Thursday 17 November at the Tree Tops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park where the winners in each category will be announced.

The awards will be presented by business owner and winner of the first series of BBC’s The Apprentice, Tim Campbell MBE, and promise to be even bigger and better than last year’s awards which saw over 300 people in attendance.

The popular celebration event will culminate in the two overall awards of Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, which is sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd. and Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by the Worcester Bosch Group, to recognise outstanding achievement.

Tim Campbell MBE, Event Host, Business Owner and Winner of the First Series of BBC’s The Apprentice, said: “My congratulations go to all of the finalists who have reached the finals of this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.”

“I am highly looking forward to hosting the awards and celebrating the tremendous achievements of all those that make Worcestershire’s apprenticeships such a success.”

“The awards demonstrate the importance of apprenticeships in providing younger generations with the skills and confidence needed for a bright and successful future.”

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the fantastic apprenticeships we have in the County and all of the support that they are given to make them the success they are.”

“I would like to congratulate all the finalists for their achievements and I look forward to attending the awards evening on 17 November.”

Cllr Dr Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure, added: “We have once again received some incredible entries for this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. The awards highlight the incredible impact that Apprenticeships have on our local workforce.”

“I would strongly encourage any businesses who are considering employing an apprentice to visit the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website,”

For a full list of the finalists for this year’s awards and for more information on taking on an apprentice, visit and join the conversation on Twitter using #WorcsApprentice