Riverside College honoured the outstanding achievements and commitment demonstrated by their apprentices who work at some of the top companies in the UK, during a very special Apprentice Awards Evening event.
To an audience of parents, friends and employers, the Awards Evening was a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work that apprentices put in on a daily basis while studying at College and training at the work place.
The awards ceremony opened with talks from College principal Mary Murphy, and Halton Borough Councillor Eddie Jones, who both spoke about the importance of apprenticeships and how vital they are in the industry. These speeches were followed by an inspirational talk from former engineering apprentice Alex Bygrave, who spoke about his time as an apprentice at the College and the benefits it has had on his career as a successful engineer.
From companies such as Redrow Homes Ltd, Halton Borough Council and Plus Dane Housing, a total of eleven apprentices received an award. Deserving of a special mention is Overall Apprentice of the Year Chloe O’Sullivan-Morgan, an Electrical Installation Apprentice working with Plus Dane Housing and employer of the year, North West Contracts Ltd.
After collecting their awards, the apprentices gathered for a photograph with the Mayor of Halton, Councillor Margaret Horabin, who came to show her support for the event and celebrate this fantastic achievement with the apprentices.
Jayne Smith, Head of Employer Services said, “It was a truly inspirational evening and our awards recognised the remarkable efforts and outstanding achievements of our apprentices. We also recognised the significant contribution and support provided by the employers who are championing apprentices in their business.”