Strode College apprentices Scott Carpenter, from Street, who works at Hindhayes Infants School as a Business Administration Apprentice and Thomas Bailey, from Wells, who works as Apprentice Commis Chef at The Swan Hotel, both won their categories at the Bristol & Bath Apprenticeship Awards.
Scott won the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Public Services) and Thomas won the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Hospitality, Travel & Customer Service).
The Bristol & Bath Apprenticeship Awards are a celebration of the best and brightest young learners as well as the people who are helping them to succeed. The awards are a chance to give an outstanding apprentice a big pat on the back for their hard-earned achievements or thank a business for backing fresh talent. The final took place at Ashton Gate Stadium.
Scott said: “I enjoy being an apprentice as it means that I am able to learn my role hands-on whilst also being able to study at college. I think that the fact you can earn whilst learning plays a big factor into why I enjoy myself too. The mix of work experience and studying means that I can always learn and improve on lots of things.”
Thomas said: “The staff at Strode College are so nice and helpful. My Tutor is Paul Bentley and he has taught me so much. Strode has a great environment and has amazing equipment that can help you.”
Katy Quinn, Strode College Principal and CEO, added: “I am delighted that Strode College apprentices Scott Carpenter and Thomas Bailey were successful in winning awards at the Bristol & Bath Apprenticeship awards, we are really proud of them and the team at Strode College who work so hard to help our young people succeed.”