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Weston College shortlisted for three national apprenticeship awards

Weston College has been shortlisted for three major apprenticeship awards at the national AAC Apprenticeship Awards.

The FE Week and AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards celebrate excellence in apprenticeship delivery in the UK.

Weston College has been shortlisted in three categories:

  • Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year
  • Promoting Apprenticeships Campaign of the Year
  • Overall Apprenticeships Provider of the Year

This accolade demonstrates the College’s dedication to working with employers and industry; it currently works with over 2,500 business and delivers over 50 different apprenticeships.

This announcement is the latest in a string of highly impressive accolades received in 2019, with the most recent seeing the College named Lloyds Bank’s National Employer of the Year.

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College Group, said: “This is fantastic recognition of the hard work we put into our apprenticeship delivery.

“At Weston College we are committed to producing as many opportunities for our learners as possible. We are playing an important role in creating the workforce of tomorrow, working closely with employers and learners, to ensure our offer is meeting everyone’s needs.

“To be recognised for the specialist area of digital apprenticeships demonstrates our strength in this sector, as we also embark on the Digital T Level and the Institute of Technology in 2020.

“To be a finalist in the Promoting Apprenticeships Campaign of the Year recognises our innovative approach to marketing apprenticeships to schools and the wider community.”

 “And to be shortlisted nationally for overall apprenticeship provision, truly showcases the exceptional work of Weston College staff, and further cements why we are creating brighter futures.”

Managing director of FE Week publisher Lsect Shane Mann said: “Nominations were up by 20 per cent this year, which is great and shows there is a real appreciation across the sector for celebrating individuals and organisations.”

He said the judging panel, which included representatives such as CocaCola’s Sharon Blyfield and chair of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network Jason Holt, found it “incredibly tough” to decide the finalists.

The winners will be announced on the 3rd March 2020, in Birmingham.

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