On 22nd July 2016, nearly 300 guests, including the Mayor of Scarborough, representatives from businesses of all sizes and apprentices from a range of organisations attended the second annual Star Awards at the Spa in Scarborough which celebrate all those involved in Apprenticeships in the region.
Yorkshire Coast College part sponsored the entertainment for the black tie event and representatives from the college were there to watch the students collect their awards.
Yorkshire Coast College had 13 students who were shortlisted to win an award on the night. The winners and runners-up from Yorkshire Coast College were:
- Beth Rowley – AAT Apprentice of the Year- nominated by Kate Salt, employed by Castle Employment Agency
- Beth Rowley- Apprentice of the Year – nominated by Kate Salt, employed by Castle Employment Agency
- Robert Barker- Engineering Apprentice of the Year- nominated by Stuart Mawer (YCC), employed by Unison
- Nicola Ruff- Health and Social Care Apprentice of the Year Runner Up – nominated by Caroline Purnell (YCC), employed by North Yorkshire Horizons
- Jonathan Escreet- Catering and Hospitality Apprentice of the Year Runner Up- nominated by Paula Truelove (YCC), employed by The Crescent Hotel
Rikki Darlow whose training provider is CITB trains at Yorkshire Coast College. He was runner up for Apprentice of the Year and won Construction Apprentice of the Year, Rikki is employed by Keepmoat.
Sarah Scotter, Louise Milner, Toby Metcalf, Georgina Waters, Keiya Stewart, Ethan Pashby, Helen Kirk and Fe Salem were also among those shortlisted. The event organisers said they received a record number of nominations with well over 100 been submitted.
Kelly MaCallister Director of External Business Development said: “The Star Awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise the talent we have undertaking apprenticeships in our local area.
“Seeing local employers, training providers and young people come together for such a spectacular event is wonderful. Here at YCC we have seen an increased number of apprenticeship applicants year on year, we maintain success rates above national average in all areas with Engineering and Motor Vehicle being our flagship provision at 90%+.
“We hope that events such as the Star Awards will help promote the fantastic apprenticeship opportunities that are out there in Scarborough for the next generations of school leavers.”