Paragon Skills Apprenticeship Award 2022 Winners Unveiled

Paragon Skills Apprenticeship Award 2022 Winners Unveiled

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The very best of Paragon Skills’ apprentices and employer partners have been named and celebrated at the inaugural Paragon Skills Apprenticeship Awards. We are delighted to announce the winners after hosting a special live virtual awards ceremony as part of National Apprenticeship Week’s official ‘celebration day’. Apprentices at all levels from sectors including care, education and professional, alongside employers from these sectors, were announced as winners. Six employer and six learner winners were recognised.

They were hosted by Paragon Skills CEO Mark Botha, COO Ian Bamford and guest speaker Jane Hickie Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). The awards were launched by Paragon Skills to celebrate the best and brightest learners and employers across the care, education and professional sectors. The awards recognise how employers and apprentices are contributing to business recovery and highlight those who have shown their ongoing resilience as we move into a post Covid-19 world. Apprentices and employers were nominated by the team at Paragon Skills, and their stories and reasons for nomination can be viewed on the winner’s videos.

Winners include those who have managed to not only succeed despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic but who have excelled in their contributions and efforts to apprenticeships in the past 12 months while showcasing outstanding excellence.

The winners of the 2022 Paragon Skills Apprenticeship Awards are:

Childcare Learner of the Year 16-24
Gemma McSorley, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries

Childcare Learner of the Year 25+
Sarah Fisher, Little Steps

Care Learner of the Year 16-24
Kerry Grant, Coverage Care

Care Learner of the Year 25+
Kirsten Roche, Quality Care EM Ltd

Professional Learner of the Year 16-24
Graham Baggott, EON UK

Professional Learner of the Year 25+
Jack Lodemore, Lily’s Social Kitchen

Childcare SME Employer of the Year
Fordfield House Nursery Ltd

Childcare Large Employer of the year
Five Rivers Child Care

Care SME Employer of the Year
Guardian Angel Carers Ltd

Care Large Employer of the Year
AMG Nursing and Care Services

Professional SME Employer of the Year
The Avenue Surgery Partnership

Professional Large Employer of the Year
Optivo

Thank you to everyone who nominated, and a huge congratulations to all of our Winners and Finalists!

Don’t worry if you missed the event

We know that National Apprenticeship Week is a busy one for all our employer partners, so if you didn’t get the chance to join in the celebrations, you can watch back the award ceremony below or by visiting our YouTube channel.

A huge thank you to all our colleagues at Paragon Skills and an even bigger congratulations to all our finalists and winners – Keep up the amazing work you’re all doing, and we hope to see you all at the Paragon Skills Apprenticeship Awards 2023.



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