Aug 2018 / News

The Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2018 finalists have been announced and ACT are proud to announce that two members of staff and one learner have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards.

Known as the biggest awards in our sector, the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru rewards individuals, learning providers, and employers who have excelled in contributing to the development of the Welsh Government’s Employability and Apprenticeship programmes across Wales.  

Judges had a difficult task selecting the finalists from the many entries in 11 award categories, but we are incredibly proud that three of the successful individuals chosen belong to ACT, have been shortlisted for the following categories:

  • Stella Vasiliou for Traineeship Learner of the Year
  • Kirsty Keane for work-based Learning Practitioner of the Year (tutor)
  • Carly Murray for Work-based Learning Practitioner of the Year (assessor)

On hearing she’d been shortlisted as a finalist, Health and Social Care and Early Years Care Tutor Kirsty Keane commented, “I can’t believe it! There are so many fantastic tutors at ACT, so I am really grateful to be recognised for this award.”

Jointly organised by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), the coveted awards are supported by media partner, Media Wales. The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Last year, our own staff member Ros Smith picked up the award for Work-based Learning Tutor of the Year and our learner Emily Wintle won the Traineeship learner of the Year (Level 1)

ACT is also proud to sponsor the Traineeship Learner of the Year Award (Engagement) and the Traineeship Learner of the Year Award (Level 1). 

The winners will be announced at the Celtic Manor, Newport on 9th November at a high profile awards ceremony which showcases and celebrates the achievements of those who have exceeded expectations and shown a dynamic approach to training, demonstrating initiative, innovation and creativity.

We wish the best of luck to all candidates and we look forward to sharing the results with you in November.