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Apprenticeship success for Richard Huish College

Huish Apprenticeships were among those celebrating with the winners at the Grow Somerset Talent Apprenticeship Awards that took place during National Apprenticeship Week at the Holiday Inn, Taunton. Grow Somerset Talent is an initiative to maximise apprentice recruitment in the area of Somerset and the awards highlight some of the most successful individuals and companies from the past year.

Among the finalists were two Huish apprentices and two employers that work with the college. Nominated were Invest South West for the Small Employer Award, and Lloyd and Whyte for the Medium Employer Award. Business admin apprentice, Grace Ashley-Stokes, who works for Musgrove Park Hospital, was a finalist in the Intermediate Apprentice category, while associate project manager apprentice, Ben Eve, of Somerset County Council was up for Higher Apprentice of the Year.  

Lloyd and Whyte were victorious on the evening and the award was collected by Gabrielle Tremaelett, a former Richard Huish apprentice now working at Lloyd and Whyte continuing her career in financial planning and insurance.

David Watson, who has recently been appointed Director of Apprenticeships and Adult Skills at Huish, presented the Large Employer of the Year Award to winners Honeywell and said: “It has been spectacular this evening to celebrate the success of apprenticeships across Somerset and the impact they are having for individuals and businesses at all levels.”

Richard Huish College, in South Road, Taunton, offers apprenticeships in accountancy, business and administration, customer service, information and communication technology, health and social care, healthcare, teaching and learning and leadership and management.  For further information on how Huish can help  your career or support you in upskilling your workforce, contact the apprenticeship team on 01823 424603, email or visit

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