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East of England apprentice winners announced

20 October 2016

The names of the successful apprentices and employers within the East of England section of the National Apprentice Awards have been announced.

One of six regional ceremonies held across England, each winner will have their entry considered for inclusion in the overall national final.

Winners within the apprentice categories included the following:
• Apprenticeship Champion: Jessica Morris
• Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Bradley Joseph,Warburtons
• EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Ben Chilver, Delphi Diesel Systems
• The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for the Higheror Degree
• Apprentice of the Year: Jack McCarthy, Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals (Ware)

Successful entrants in the employer categories included:
• Unilever Small Employer of the Year: Reed Autos
• Medium Employer of the Year: Metalcraft
• BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year: John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance (pictured)
• EON Award for Macro Employer of the Year: Ford Motor Company
• Santander Award for Newcomer SME of the Year: Proteus Waterproofing
• Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer of the Year: AVEVA Solutions

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon congratulated all entrants and winners within the East of England event, which was sponsored by Cambridge Regional College and West Suffolk College.

"They have demonstrated just how much businesses and learners can gain from an apprenticeship," he said.

National award winners and the Top 100 Employers will be announced at a ceremony held on 20 January 2017 in London.

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