West Berkshire Training Consortium at the West Berkshire Learner Achievement Awards On Friday 11 May



It was a great night at the West Berkshire Learner Achievement Awards 2012, held at Shaw House on Friday 11 May, and the West Berkshire Training Consortium were there to see our learners pick up two of the prestigious awards. WBTC apprentice Adam Davis was recognised for his hard work at The Rhead Group, based in Basingstoke, where he is currently doing an apprenticeship in business administration. “It was a lovely surprise to win the Employee in Learning Award after having been nominated by my assessor at WBTC, Tracy Sherriff. I am really enjoying my role here at The Rhead Group, where I have learnt many valuable skills. I am already progressing onto project planning.”

Congratulations also to SPX Flow Technology, based in Newbury, who won the Most Committed Employer to Learning Award for the third time since 2009. The award was presented by Councillor Adrian Edwards to Linda Higgs and Brian Goodall. Linda said “This year was a very relaxed event, and felt very personal.” Peter Woods, a mechanical engineering apprentice at SPX, also won an Outstanding Achievement Award. “We are very proud of Peter for winning this award.  SPX currently has 14 apprentices in the Apprenticeship Training Scheme and they are all doing well.  Peter is ambitious and SPX offers potential opportunities for progression in Engineering.”

For the last ten years, these awards have recognised the achievements of exceptional adult learners, teachers and organisations in the area. Mikaela Sturgeon of WBTC said “It’s so encouraging to see all these well deserving winners getting the recognition they deserve. There was even a special award for learners over the age of 75! As Councillor Edwards said in his speech, you are never too old to learn a new skill.”