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Shortlist announced and Achiever of the Year vote opens for 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

Cornwall’s very best apprentices and apprenticeship employers have been announced in the 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards shortlist.

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Published Wednesday 7 September 2022

Cornwall’s very best apprentices and apprenticeship employers have been announced with the publication of the 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards shortlist.

The ever-popular public vote for the Achiever of the Year category returns, providing members of the public with the opportunity to vote for their winner of the category that recognises learners who have overcome a personal challenge or adversity.

After a dazzling post-pandemic return in 2021, the annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards is returning for the seventh time in 2022, in partnership with DL Accounts Ltd, supported by Pirate FM and with media partners Cornwall Live and Business Cornwall.

42 nominees have been shortlisted across 16 categories for the awards evening, hosted by Pirate FM’s Holly Day and Neil Caddy on 18 November. The full shortlist is available at www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/caa.

The winners and highly commended nominees at the 2021 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards
The winners and highly commended nominees from 2021

The Achiever of the Year category awards an apprentice who has overcome personal challenge or adversity to successfully complete their Apprenticeship training and make valuable contributions to their employer.

The inspirational stories of the 2022 Achiever of the Year nominees; Rachael Carter, Ruth Dowling and Lois Craze can be found at; www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/public-vote where members of the public can vote for their winner – voting closes on 18 September.

Described as ‘a role model to young children’ 17-year-old Leah Richards from Byrne Black Belt Academy was awarded Achiever of the Year in 2021.

Leah Richards receives her Achiever of the Year award at the 2021 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards
Leah Richards receives her award at the 2021 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

Leah struggled at school and College but her personality shone through at her martial arts classes at the Academy, leading to her being offered an apprenticeship in Customer Service where she excelled, not only supporting new students but teaching her own classes and filming 75-hours of videos to keep students active and entertained during the various Covid-19 lockdowns.

Now in its seventh year the annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards continues to grow and is well established as one of the leading training awards in the South West.

Nineteen local and national organisations have come out in force to support the 2022 Awards (see below) and the positive impact apprenticeships are having on learners, businesses and communities.

Martin Tucker, Principal at Truro and Penwith College commented; “We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the seventh annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards.

“Apprenticeships are a key part of Cornwall’s Economic Strategy to deliver a high-quality workforce and career opportunities. 2022 is an exciting time for Apprenticeships at the College with recent multi-million-pound infrastructure investments aiding curriculum development and boosting future skills.

“For apprenticeships to deliver economically they need to be of the highest quality. The Awards present a perfect opportunity to recognise that quality and we look forward to celebrating county-wide success on 18 November.”

Anyone seeking advice on apprenticeship training programmes, or for opportunities to get involved in the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards should contact the Truro and Penwith College Apprenticeship team on 01872 305500 or email apprenticeships@truro-penwith.ac.uk.  

For more information about the 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/caa.

The Fal building at Truro College, transformed for the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards
Truro College’s Fal building is transformed for the event

2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Award Shortlist 

Employer categories: 

Large Employer of the Year, sponsored by FootAnstey: 

A&P Falmouth

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cornwall Group

SME Employer of the Year, sponsored by Inn Cornwall: 

Flynqy Pilot Training

Kings Service Centre

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Apprentice of the Year in: 

Hospitality, sponsored by BIIAB: 

William Dunstan – Inn Cornwall

Holly Welch – Lost Gardens of Heligan

Aaron Robbins – Lost Gardens of Heligan

Accountancy, sponsored by GetMyFirstJob:  

Jade Beech – RRL

Jamie Sherwood – St Petrocs

Tabitha Lawer – Whyfield

Construction and Trade Occupations, sponsored by RS Renovations: 

Toby Miller – Corbey Construction

Pabelo Brando-Jackson – West Cornwall Carpentry Contractors Limited

Eleanor Greenwood – C G Fry & Son

Health, Care and Public Services, sponsored by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: 

Candis Light – Shortlanesend School

Maeve Hoey – Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Ty Norris – Smile Together Dental CIC

Digital and IT, sponsored by University of Exeter: 

Tyler Lane – Data Duopoly

Serena Timmins – Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service

Amelia Hopkinson – Kings Business Limited

Business, sponsored by Cornwall Apprenticeships: 

Katie Ramage – Paul Morgan and Associates Wealth Management Ltd

Rachael Carter – Cornwall Council

Ruth Dowling – SeaKisses

Management, sponsored by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Skills Hub: 

Jonathan Stephens – Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd

Lois Craze – FX Plus

Michael Blything – FX Plus

Marketing, sponsored by Bull & Wolf Film Co: 

Amy Bowden – Truro & Penwith College

Ethan Walker – Hertzian

Lowenna Hoskin – Hertzian

Hair and Beauty, sponsored by VTCT: 

Lee Brooks – Beachcombers Hair & Beauty

Rose Bassett – Escape Beauty Salon

Tegan Reynolds – Vanilla Hair & Beauty

Motor Vehicle: 

David Gardner – North Country Garage

James Brown – Biscovery Garage Ltd

Samuel Holt – HiQ Tyres & Autocare

Engineering and Manufacturing, sponsored by WES Engineering Solutions: 

Frankie Thomas – A&P Falmouth

Jack Robertson – Teagle

Nathan Cooper – Eliquo Hydrok

Land-based, sponsored by Teagle: 

Clover Smith – Maria’s Animal Shelter

Luke Shaddock – Clifton Villa Veterinary Services

Natalie Owen – Polgoda Dogs

Cross-sector awards: 

Achiever of the Year, sponsored by Award Partner DL Accounts Ltd: 

Rachael Carter – Cornwall Council

Ruth Dowling – SeaKisses

Lois Craze – FX Plus

Cornwall’s Apprentice of the Year 2022, sponsored by Truro & Penwith College: 

Nominees will be those that judges scored highest across all other Apprentice categories and will be announced on the awards evening.

An employer pictured with one of their Apprentices at the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards
Employers, friends and family members will celebrate on 18 November

2022 Partners, Sponsors and Supporters

Award Partner and Sponsor of Achiever of the Year – DL Accounts Ltd 

Trophy Sponsor – Corbey Construction 

Media Partners – Cornwall Live and Business Cornwall 

Supporters – Pirate FM 

Reception & Table Sponsor – Enginuity  

 

Category sponsors: 

Large Employer of the Year – Foot Anstey 

SME Employer of the Year – Inn Cornwall 

Apprentice of the Year in: 

Accountancy – GetMyFirstJob 

Business – Cornwall Apprenticeships 

Health, Care and Public Services – Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

Construction and Trade Occupations – RS Renovations 

Digital and IT – University of Exeter 

Engineering and Manufacturing – WES Engineering Solutions 

Hospitality – BIIAB 

Land-based – Teagle 

Management – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Skills Hub 

Marketing – Bull & Wolf Film Co 

Cross-sector Apprenticeship Awards: 

Achiever of the Year – DL Accounts Ltd 

Cornwall’s Apprentice of the Year and Award Hosts – Truro and Penwith College 

 

Sponsors, Partners and Supporters of the 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

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