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South & City College Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards Evening 2022

South and City College Birmingham has again celebrated the success of apprenticeships with employers and young people at the Sir Doug Ellis Apprenticeship Awards evening. After a year-long break, the awards were held at The Macdonald Burlington Hotel on Friday 11 March.

The Awards were hosted by our very own College Ambassador and InBusiness President Tom Ross. On the night, Tom was joined by special guest speakers Andrea Jester, Consultant Plastic/Hand Surgeon Birmingham’s Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, The Lord Mayor’s Deputy, Honorary Alderman Randal Brew and entrepreneur Carl Barton,

Apprentice of Year Winners 2022

  • IT Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by Open College Network West Midlands
    Stephen Harrison
  • Bus & Coach Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by National Express
    Sheldon Swaize
  • Accountancy Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by Patara Chartered Accountants
    Lily Newman
  • Business Administration Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by Longrow Capital
    Lucy Jones
  • Childcare Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
    Faith Edwards
  • Construction Gateway Award – Sponsored by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
    Rene Nunes
  • Construction Craft Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by Belfour Beatty Vinci
    Joe Hulbert-McQuaide
  • Construction Higher Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by Aston University
    Jack Baker
  • Building Services Engineering Apprenticeship Award – Sponsored by VGC
    Elliott Thurstance
  • Sir Doug Ellis OBE Special Recognition Award
    Royston Burke
    Adult Care

Employer Awards

  • Large Employer of the Year Award – Ability Matters Group
  • Small Employer of the Year Award – Blue Thorn Technology
  • Employer Newcomer of the Year Award – BWC Management Services Ltd

The evening raised over £1,800 in aid of the Birmingham Women’s Children’s Hospital.

The college would like to thank the generous sponsors of the event: Aston University, Open College Network, VGC, Balfour Beatty Vinci, Longrow Capital, Patara Chartered Accountants, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, National Express, NFDC, Subway, Birmingham City Football Club, The Belfry Hotel and Resort, Chung Ying Group, Lyons Boat Yard and of course our partners at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel.

Many congratulations to ALL our winners and a big thank you to all our employers and college staff who contributed and nominated – along with the staff and students who helped set up this incredibly successful evening of celebration.

Make sure your diaries are free for next year’s Apprenticeship Awards evening at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel.