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Awards 2024

Apprentices, their families and colleagues came together on Friday 09 February 2024 to celebrate in style and witness an historic Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards as Truro and Penwith College’s eighth annual event took place outside of the College for the very first time, with the biggest ever audience and line-up of categories. Nominations for the 2025 Apprenticeship Awards will open in Autumn 2024.

celebrating county-wide success

Holly Day and Neil Caddy from Pirate FM presented the awards, held in partnership with Hertzian and Media Partners Business Cornwall, with support from a host of local and national sponsors, to recognise and reward the exceptional achievement of 48 shortlisted learners, mentors and employers across 18 categories.

The eighth annual awards took place at Eden Project for the very first time having outgrown its traditional Truro College venue, with the biggest ever audience of well over 200 celebrating the achievements of apprentices from across Cornwall who work in a variety of sectors, those employers who go the extra mile in the provision and support they provide their own apprentices and for the very first time in 2024, the very best apprenticeship mentors.

The awards are open to all apprentices, apprenticeship employers and mentors across Cornwall and cover a range of professional categories including construction, engineering, management, marketing and business. Judging the awards was a panel of industry leaders from a range of large and medium employers from Cornwall and across the UK.

Truro and Penwith College has released a gallery offering free downloads of the evening’s photography online. You can view and download the gallery by using the button below.

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Click above to watch some of the highlights from the 2024 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards.

The winners

Apprentice Awards

Accountancy Apprentice of the Year

Ned Seabourne from Cornwall Group Ltd. | Category sponsored by Cornwall Council

Business Apprentice of the Year

Matt Toms from Eden Project | Category sponsored by Inn Cornwall Ltd

Construction and Trade Apprentice of the Year

James Angliss from Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust | Category sponsored by Fox Construction Solutions

Digital and IT Apprentice of the Year

Logan Ford from Hiyield | Category sponsored by University of Exeter

Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year

Harry Hay from Teagle Machinery Ltd | Category sponsored by GetMyFirstJob

Hair and Beauty Apprentice of the Year

Hope Wishart from Goldbird Hair | Category sponsored by VTCT

Health, Care and Public Services Apprentice of the Year

Becki Hirst from Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. | Category sponsored by Costain Group

Hospitality Apprentice of the Year

Sarah Hyde-Wear from Fistral Beach Hotel | Category sponsored by BIIAB

Land-based Apprentice of the Year

Anne Karvinen from Calweton Veterinary Group. | Category sponsored by Eden Project

Management Apprentice of the Year

Matt Newman from Watson Marlow | Category sponsored by Imerys

Marketing Apprentice of the Year

Paige Sambells from Hiyield | Category sponsored by Bull & Wolf

Motor Vehicle Apprentice of the Year

Lester Akehurst from Coach House Motors MOT Centre | Category sponsored by Go Cornwall Bus

Employer Awards

Large Employer of the Year

Pendennis Shipyard | Category sponsored by Foot Anstey LLP

SME Employer of the Year

Hiyield | Category sponsored by Cornwall Opportunities

Cross-Sector Awards

Cornwall’s Apprentice of the Year 2024

James Angliss from Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust | Category sponsored by Truro and Penwith College

Apprentice Achiever of the Year

Sarah Hyde-Wear from Fistral Beach Hotel | Category sponsored by Hiyield

Academic Mentor of the Year

Tamzin Irvin from Truro and Penwith College | Category sponsored by Truro and Penwith College

Workplace Mentor of the Year

Emma Harris from Cornwall Group Ltd | Category sponsored by Truro and Penwith College

Who was eligible for nomination?

Nominations were accepted from anyone including employers, friends, family members and colleagues. Employers and apprentices could even nominate themselves.

The free to enter process was open to anyone who had taken part in or provided Apprenticeship training since 21 June 2022, regardless of their training provider. The business's head office or main business premises should be based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

If a business is sponsoring and judging the event they will only judge categories where no representatives from their business have been shortlisted.

Our 2024 sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors from across the Cornish business community, without whom the 2024 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards would not have been possible.

A collage of all the sponsors logos of the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards 2024

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