NI Apprenticeship Awards 2023

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2023

The Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2023 were launched on 19 October 2022.

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2023

The closing date for nominations was 12 noon Friday 18 November 2022. European Social Fund Northern Ireland logo containing text "European Union, European Social Fund, Northern Ireland"

The ApprenticeshipsNI and Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes are part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy. 

Awards ceremony

The awards ceremony will take on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

Finalists

Apprentice Award 2023 finalists

  • Conor Braniff, Tullycross Tiling - Southern Regional College
  • Janice Nelson, G. S. Hunter Engineering - North West Regional College
  • Luke Marks, Tobermore - South West College

Higher Level Apprentice Award 2023 finalists

  • Kerry Moore, Deloitte MCS - Ulster University
  • Cain McConville, Norbrook Laboratories Ltd - Southern Regional College
  • Roisin McCloskey, Little Treasures Day Nursery & After Schools - North West Regional College

Mentor Awards 2023 finalists

  • Mark Stewart, Norbrook Laboratories Ltd - Southern Regional College
  • Alan Clarke, Lakeland Dairies – College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
  • Charles McAuley, Mivan Ltd - Northern Regional College

Large Employer Award finalists

  • Almac Group in partnership with Southern Regional College
  • NIE Networks in partnership with Northern Regional College
  • Danske Bank in partnership with Ulster University

Small to Medium Enterprises Award finalists

  • Turkington Windows and Conservatories in partnership with South Eastern Regional College
  • Nugent Engineering in partnership with South West College
  • Greenview Gas in partnership with South Eastern Regional College

About the awards

The NI Apprenticeship Awards recognise:

  • apprentices who are making a significant contribution in their workplace and have shown a dedication to excel in their professional development and learning
  • influential partnerships between employers and training providers that support the continuous growth of Skills Development in Northern Ireland
  • apprenticeship mentors who are making a positive contribution to their employer’s business by integrating apprentices whilst developing the professional and technical skills of those apprentice(s)

Categories

Awards will be presented in five categories:

  • Apprentice Award
  • Higher Level Apprentice Award
  • Large Employer in partnership with their Training Provider Award
  • SME in partnership with their training provider Award
  • Outstanding Mentor Award                                                                   

2022 Awards winners

The winners of the 2022 Apprenticeship Awards are:

The Apprentice Award Winner - Lauren Johnston

Apprentice Award 2022 

Lauren Johnston, working towards a Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, is employed by Diageo Packaging Belfast and is undergoing her training at South Eastern Regional College.

Higher Level Apprentice Award Winner - Lewis Connelly

Higher Level Apprentice Award 2021 

Lewis Connelly, working towards his HLA in Food and Drink Manufacturing, is employed by Linden Foods Ltd and is undergoing his training at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise.

 

SME Employer Award l to r: Michelle Billham, Southern Regional College and Thomas McGuinness, McGuinness Plumbing

SME Employer Award

McGuinness Plumbing in partnership with Southern Regional College (SRC). Pictured are Michelle Billham of SRC and Thomas McGuinness of McGuinness Plumbing.

Large Employer Award Winners - SWC Alastair Booth, Greiner Packaging, David Graham, Farrans Construction, Cara Hanna, Ulster University Dr Robert Eadie

Large Employer Award

The joint winners are Farrans Construction in partnership with Ulster University and Greiner Packaging Ltd in partnership with South West College. Picture clockwise left to right: Alastair Booth (South West College), David Graham (Greiner Packaging), Cara Hanna (Farrans Construction) and Doctor Robert Eadie (Ulster Universtity).

 

The awards ceremony

The awards ceremony was streamed on YouTube at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022 and the recording is available to watch on this page. You can download the awards booklet at:

About the awardsEuropean Social Fund Northern Ireland logo containing text "European Union, European Social Fund, Northern Ireland"

The NI Apprenticeship Awards recognise:

  • apprentices who are making a significant contribution in their workplace and have shown a dedication to excel in their professional development and learning
  • influential partnerships between employers and training providers that support the continuous growth of Skills Development in Northern Ireland                          

Contact

If you would like to get in touch or register your interest for the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2023, email:

                                     NIAA.2023@economy-ni.gov.uk

                                     or telephone: 028 9025 7580

                                           

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