Ap­pren­tices and em­ploy­ers shine at awards

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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