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Apprenticeship Awards

After a dazzling post-pandemic return in 2021, the date for the seventh annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards has been set for Friday 18 November 2022.

42 nominees have been shortlisted across 16 categories with the final shortlist available below.



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Thanks for nominating

Truro and Penwith College, in partnership with DL Accounts and sponsors from across the Cornish business community, has been overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of nominations for the 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards.

The high-profile awards evening will again celebrate exceptional achievement across 16 categories at the gala awards dinner presented by Holly Day and Neil Caddy from Pirate FM on Friday 18 November.

Award favourites Achiever of the Year and the coveted Cornwall's Apprentice of the Year categories will return alongside 12 dedicated sector categories, with the event focusing on the positive impact apprenticeships are having on future skills as they equip learners and workplaces with the tools to succeed, move with future economic developments and boost businesses across the county and beyond.

Employers, large and small will again be recognised for delivering Cornwall's top apprenticeship training programmes, offering learners outstanding opportunities to develop professionally and personally, while making valued contributions to their workplace, sector and the wider Cornish economy.



Shortlisted nominees

A huge thank you to everyone who nominated for the 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards. The shortlisting panel was overwhelmed with the quality of the hundreds of nominations received.

42 nominees have now been shortlisted to attend the awards evening on Friday 18 November where a winner will be crowned along with two highly commended nominees in each of the 16 categories.

Shortlisted nominees will receive an email from the College with further information about attending the Awards.

The shortlist

Employer categories

Large Employer of the Year (>250 employees) - Sponsored by FootAnstey

  • A&P Falmouth
  • Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cornwall Group

SME Employer of the Year (<250 employees) - Sponsored by Inn Cornwall

  • Flynqy Pilot Training
  • Kings Service Centre
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan

Apprentice categories

Apprentice of the Year in:

Hospitality - Sponsored by BIIAB

  • William Dunstan (Inn Cornwall Ltd)
  • 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 & Trade Occupations - Sponsored by RS Renovations

  • Toby Miller (Corbey Construction)
  • Pablo Brando-Jackson (West Cornwall Carpentry Contractors Limited)
  • Eleanor Greenwood (C G Fry & Son)

Health, Care & 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 & 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 CIOS 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 & Beauty - Sponsored by VTCT

  • Lee Brookes (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 and Autocare)

Engineering & Manufacturing - Sponsored by WES Engineering Solutions

  • Frankie Thomas (A&P)
  • 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 categories

Achiever of the Year - Sponsored by Award Partners, DL Accounts

Recognising apprentices who have overcome personal challenge or adversity to successfully complete their apprenticeship training and make valuable contributions to their employer. Apprentices from the sector categories above will be automatically entered for this award if their nomination shows evidence of such achievement.

  • Rachael Carter (Cornwall Council)
  • Ruth Dowling (SeaKisses)
  • Lois Craze (FX Plus)

Cornwall's Apprentice of the Year 2022 - Sponsored by Truro and Penwith College

The top-three nominees from all apprentice categories will be automatically shortlisted for this award. The apprentice that judges score highest across the whole event will scoop the coveted title of Cornwall's Apprentice of the Year 2022.

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 2021, regardless of their training provider. The business's head office or main business premises needed to be based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

If a business is sponsoring a category they will only judge categories where no representatives from their business have been nominated.

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Award's evening

Truro College's Fal building will be transformed for the black-tie gala dinner and award's evening on Friday 18 November.

Reception: Guests will be welcomed to the event by College staff with a bar area and live music provided by the College's up and coming musicians

Dinner: Hospitality students and apprentices from across Cornwall will work with College tutors and head chefs to create and serve a stunning dinner that showcases their talent and skills along with local produce and sustainability

Awards: The awards will be presented by special guests Holly Day and Neil Caddy from Pirate FM, who will be joined on stage by our sponsors to present awards and share the inspirational stories of our nominees.

Our Sponsors

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



Sponsors, Partners and Supporters of the 2022 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

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