Lifetime Learners Win Local Apprentice Awards
Amber Teed-Parsons, (18) who works as a medical receptionist for the Rosebank GP Surgery and Liam Southgate (21), a nursery worker, both from Gloucester, were toasting their achievements at the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards.
Amber won the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Financial and Business Services), while Liam won two awards, including the top individual accolade as Gloucestershire Apprentice of the Year, at the award ceremony last night. He was also Outstanding Apprentice of The Year in the Health, Education and Care (Private or Public Sector).
The event, held at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, shone the spotlight on individuals and organisations that went the extra mile in achievement and best practice in apprenticeships.
The awards, run by Local World Gloucestershire, publisher of the Gloucestershire Echo, Gloucester Citizen and Stroud Life attracted entries from the private and public sectors, with winners in both.
Amber, who has completed a Business and Administration Level 2 apprenticeship is now starting Level 3 with support from Lifetime Training, said, “I am very pleased that I have won the award, it's given me a real boost to move on to do level 3 in Business Administration and help and encourage other apprentices to do well. It is a massive achievement for me and for everyone at my work place; it shows hard work does pay off.”
Liam’s Regional Trainer, Heather Tatum, who is supporting him through his Level 2 apprenticeship in Children’s Care, Learning and Development commented, “This was a much deserved award. Liam is a very hard-working apprentice and a real role model for other males in childcare”.