Edinburgh Apprenticeship Awards: book your place today

Book your free place today for the first ever Edinburgh Apprenticeship Awards – as the finalists are unveiled ahead of the big day.

Promoted by Edinburgh Evening News
Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:09 am
This inaugural event pays tribute to the wide diversity of careers and skill levels apprenticeships offer, as well as heralding the role employers play
This inaugural event pays tribute to the wide diversity of careers and skill levels apprenticeships offer, as well as heralding the role employers play

The winners will be revealed at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, 11 March, at 1pm hosted by Arlene Stuart.

The event, in partnership with Openreach, will be hosted on the Edinburgh Evening News website as well as being streamed live across Facebook and Twitter.

The event, in partnership with Openreach, will be hosted on the Edinburgh Evening News website as well as being streamed live across Facebook and Twitter

Thanks to sponsorship from Openreach, working in association with Edinburgh Evening News and JPIMedia Events, this inaugural event pays tribute to the wide diversity of careers and skill levels apprenticeships offer, as well as heralding the role employers play.

The categories have been judged by Anna Steven from Openreach, Edinburgh Evening News’ Jill Buchanan, Audrey Cumberford, principal and chief executive at Edinburgh College, and Sophie Ewen, business engagement officer at Edinburgh City Council.

“We were delighted to see such a high quality of entries for our inaugural awards, especially as it has been such a challenging year for so many businesses and for those in training and education,” says judge Jill Buchanan, deputy print editor for Edinburgh Evening News.

“These finalists can be rightfully proud, as can all the entrants – the standard was impeccable and truly reflects the value apprenticeships can bring to apprentices, employers and the Scottish economy.

"The standard of entries was impeccable and truly reflects the value apprenticeships can bring to apprentices, employers and the Scottish economy"

“We would like to thank everyone who has entered, and we are looking forward to celebrating each and every one of them on March 11.”

The shortlisted entrants are:

Diversity and Inclusion Award

Cafebar 1807

Standard Life Aberdeen

Engineering/Manufacturing/Construction Apprentice of the Year

Fraser Heigh Mott MacDonald Ltd

Lewis Liston, Leonardo

Sam Kirkpatrick, Leonardo

Scott Leslie, Leonardo

Graduate Apprentice of the Year

Daniel O'Hara, City of Edinburgh Council

Jessica Morris, City of Edinburgh Council

Michael Doherty, PwC UK

Stefania Iulia Sandu, PwC UK

Health & Public Service Apprentice of the Year

Connor Burt, The City of Edinburgh Council

Dorota Wojtkiewicz, Health & Social care partnership Home Care

Erin McKenzie, The City of Edinburgh Council

Large Business Apprentice Employer of the Year

CCG (Scotland) Ltd

Leonardo

Standard Life Aberdeen

Mentor of the Year

Callie Middleton, DPD (supported by Direct Partners)

Christian Jervis, Zizzi

Hannah Renton, Royal Mackintosh Hotel

Paul Scott, Redbuild Ltd

Modern Apprentice of the Year

Abbey Morgan, University of Edinburgh

Connor Burt, The City of Edinburgh Council

Ryan Printy, Redbuild Ltd

Rising Star

Dylan Coyle, Warmworks Scotland

Elvira Tzima, Zizzi

Hana Kratochvilova, Zizzi

Kyle Lister, Davidson Chalmers Stewart (supported by Direct Partners)

Lewis Liston, Leonardo

SME Apprentice Employer of the Year

Cafebar 1807

JAD Joinery Ltd

Royal Mackintosh Hotel

Training Provider/Programme of the Year

Edinburgh College

Edinburgh Napier University

Heriot-Watt University

How to join the celebration

All the winners – and the overall Edinburgh Apprentice of the Year - will be revealed live on Thursday, 11 March, at 1pm.

This virtual event will celebrate the best of Edinburgh’s apprentices and employers, so why not get the whole team to join and share in the celebration?

To book your free place for the award ceremony, click here.