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Apprenticeship awards

East Coast College holds an annual Apprenticeship Awards ceremony where apprentices are nominated by their employers, assessors or tutors in special recognition of their achievements. Many of the awards get sponsored by the winners’ employers, so proud are they of their personal accomplishments and the value they bring to their businesses.

At our last ceremony, nearly 40 apprentices received awards on the evening and were justifiably glowing with pride.  The awards were presented by His Worship the Mayor of the Borough of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Malcom Bird.  The evening was hosted by Vice Principal, Ruth Harrison and Deputy Chief Executive, Simon Eaton.

The evening culminated in the announcement of the two overall Apprentices of the Year for two age groups: 16 – 24 and 24+.

The room erupted when the winners were announced:

Yolanda Jones, Advanced Business Administration at P&S Personnel Services Ltd was announced apprentice of the year 2017 in the 16 – 24 category.

Brenda Norman, Advanced Health and Social Care at The Windmill Care Home was awarded Apprentice of the Year 2017 in the 24 + years category.

Employers seeking advice on hiring apprentices and on the new Apprenticeship Levy should contact the Apprenticeships and Training team on 0800 0852 8860.