Apprentice of the year
Do you have, or are you an exemplary apprentice in your company who has made outstanding achievements within their apprenticeship?
Alice Swinbank – Learning Curve Group.
Shortlisted: Chante Morris- Squire Patton Boggs and Gaewjai Akhurst- Squire Patton Boggs
'I am honoured and thrilled to be named the BPP Apprentice of the Year (Level 2 – 3).
I’m really grateful for the guidance and support I have received from my manager, colleagues and family. They have had a significant role in helping me develop during my apprenticeship but also within my role and personal life.
I work for a great company that encourages all employees to live up to their best potential. It’s a privilege to represent Learning Curve Group and our values.'
Anoop Bains – Aviva.
Shortlisted: Katie Cook – Watson Ramsbottom and Lucie Richards – National Highways
'I am delighted to have received the BPP Apprentice of the Year Award, Level 4. I really enjoyed every moment of my apprenticeship and having completed my apprenticeship early this year with a Distinction, this award could not be a better way to round off my experience.
The young, fresh-eyed Anoop starting his apprenticeship journey in September 2021 would definitely not have imagined that a year and a half later he would be awarded Apprentice of the Year. The course was amazing and tailored perfectly to my wants and needs from an apprenticeship, a hands-on learning and working environment in which I was able excel and thrive in from the very start. I had many fun and engaging conversations along the way with both my tutor and coach, whilst learning new topics. My coach went above and beyond to provide me with the support I needed to achieve excellent outcomes with my exam and End-Point Assessment, placing me in the optimal position to progress with my career. Another factor that was critical to my success was the support and guidance from Aviva in understanding the demands of the course as well as offering an environment where I can apply the knowledge and skills I have gained. As a huge advocate for apprenticeships within my peer group, it is an honour to receive an award like this.
Being named the Apprentice of the Year is a stepping stone to further raise awareness in organisations and the wider community that apprenticeships are a great route to jump start a career and you can achieve something great'
Durodoluwa Adebayo – Liberty Global.
Shortlisted: Tegan Johnson – Kennedys Law, and Tyler Vint- Squire Patton Boggs
'Winning the award was a very pleasant surprise as the other candidates were so impressive. Naturally, I am extremely pleased to win in my category and I will use this as motivation to continue with the initiatives that got me shortlisted.
I’d like to give a big thank you to the BPP team for arranging the event; it was truly inspiring hearing about the incredible work that everyone else has been doing.
I’d also like to thank everyone that has helped and guided me along the way. I have had a great first year at my company and I hope that all nominees can continue with our efforts and keep adding value to our organisations and beyond!'