The region’s workforce of the future were recognised at the Newcastle College Apprenticeship Awards, part of National Apprenticeship Week 2020.
Apprentices were shortlisted for seven awards recognising a range of qualities at the annual event.
Fanni Szvetkov, a Customer Service Apprentice with JT Dove scooped the Special Recognition Award before being crowned Outstanding Apprentice of the Year.
“I really enjoy my apprenticeship,” she said. “I would recommend it to anyone as a great way to learn and put your skills into practice.
“I feel lucky that I’m in such a great position and I get all of the support that I need from my Skills Trainer and all of my colleagues at JT Dove.
“When it was announced that I was the winner in two categories at the Apprenticeship Awards I was over the moon. I felt so appreciated and it just motivates me to work even harder!”
Jordan Condren, winner of the Apprentice Champion Award added: “I’ve just completed my apprenticeship – the past year has been an amazing experience.
“I’ve worked really hard with the support of Newcastle College and Hodgson Sayers and it has really paid off.
“I’ve not only won a gold medal at WorldSkills but I’ve now been awarded Apprentice Champion of the Year too. It’s great to be finishing on such a high.”
The Newcastle College Apprenticeship Awards recognise and celebrate the success of apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces and those who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships. The ceremony provides a platform for apprentices and employers to share their stories and successes on how apprenticeships have made a real difference and significant contribution to their organisation.