Apprentices and employers shine at awards
APPRENTICESHIPS in Macclesfield have been celebrated at the National Apprenticeship Awards.
Apprentice Sarah Herrington, who works for United Utilities, as well as apprenticeship employers Elior UK and AstraZeneca, all walked away with highly commended awards at a ceremony at Lancashire County Cricket Club on October 22.
Sarah narrowly missed out on the Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for Higher Apprentice of the Year.
Catering firm Elior UK based on Catherine Street, Macclesfield, came close to winning the BT Award for Macro Employer of the Year, and AstraZeneca IT in Macclesfield almost won the Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer of the Year.
Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, which ran the awards, said: “Apprenticeships deliver for businesses, individuals and the economy.
“The winners and highly commended are the best of the best in the region and I would like to congratulate them on their achievements.
“There has never been a better time to become an apprentice or employ one.”
●● Hayley Cooney and Rebecca AsshetonSmith from AstraZeneca IT
●● Elior UK’s Chloe Lander and Matt Jennings
●● Sarah Herrington