Rising Stars and Graduation 2020

Following recent government announcements regarding the changes to social distancing rules related to COVID-19, it is with great regret that we have taken the decision to cancel our Rising Stars and Graduation event in October.

The event was originally planned to be held in May, but was postponed to October due to the national lockdown restrictions.

Learners who achieved their apprenticeship between April 2019 and 31st March 2020 will be invited to graduate at the 2021 ceremony at Arlington Arts on Wednesday 19th May 2021. 

We have, however, presented the Rising Stars winners with their awards offline and we are very pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 Rising Stars awards below.

Apprentice (16-18) of the Year – Sponsored by Benchmark 

Aimee Richardson

Apprentice (19+) of the Year – Sponsored by SPX Flow

Lewis Slyfield

Great Start Learner of the Year – Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston

Owen Armstrong

Workplace Mentor of the Year – Sponsored by Bayer Plc

Donna-Louise Gwatkin

Large Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Newbury Weekly News

Thames Valley Police

Medium Employer of the Year – Sponsored by EJBC Chartered Accountants

Newbury Building Society

Small Employer of the Year – Sponsored by The HR Department

Sharp’s Autos

Micro Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Dovetail Group Human Resource Specialists

Durrants Calleva

A huge congratulations to all our winners, and well done to all of the finalists and those nominated this year. The quality of nominations this year demonstrates the high calibre of employers, apprentices, Great Start learners and mentors that WBTC are very privileged to work with.

More details of the 2021 event can be found here.

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