Ely apprentices and Littleport company awarded as part of National Apprenticeship Week

Eva Westley, Studio 24, Level 3 diploma in digital marketing with Cambridge Regional College princip

Eva Westley, Studio 24, Level 3 diploma in digital marketing with Cambridge Regional College principal and chief executive Mark Robertson. - Credit: Archant

Two apprentices from Ely and a Littleport company were awarded at a regional ceremony during National Apprenticeship Week.

Isabel Pearson, Isle of Ely Primary School, Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce Childcare,

Isabel Pearson, Isle of Ely Primary School, Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce Childcare, with Cambridge Regional College principal and chief executive Mark Robertson - Credit: Archant

Isabel Pearson, who is working towards a Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification at Isle of Ely Primary School, was named 2018 apprentice of the year for childcare…

She was commended for being “dedicated to ensuring that children develop in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment”.

Eva Westley, who is training for a Level 3 diploma in digital marketing at Cambridge company Studio 24, won the 2018 apprentice of the year award for IT.

Littleport company JDR Cables Engineering was crowned employer of the year at the 2018 Cambridge Reg

Littleport company JDR Cables Engineering was crowned employer of the year at the 2018 Cambridge Regional College apprentice awards. - Credit: Archant

She was awarded for her “exceptional dedication, determination and work ethic” and “producing work to the highest professional standard”.


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The judges said of Eva: “This young lady has been tasked with important project work and has been instrumental in supporting areas of her employer’s business.”

Littleport-based company JDR Cables was crowned the 2018 employer of the year for engineering.

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The judges said: “They show outstanding commitment to their apprentices and have implemented a scheme to ensure apprentices are recruited from a diverse range of backgrounds.

“In addition to meeting with apprentices on a regular basis, they enhance their training by offering placements throughout its organisation and all apprentices who have completed their programmes have been offered full-time employment with the company.”

The awards were given at Cambridge Regional College’s 2018 Apprenticeship Awards ceremony.

Michelle Dowse, Cambridge Regional College vice-principal, said all the winning apprentices had shown outstanding skills, commitment and growth throughout their apprenticeships and were an asset to their employers.

“Congratulations to our outstanding and very worthy winners,” she added.

“Our Apprenticeship Awards are one of the highlights of the year at CRC; it’s a very special moment to be able to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our apprentices and the commitment of employers across the region.

“Our Apprentices of the Year are all outstanding individuals who have had a huge impact at work and developed skills and attributes that help them excel in their careers.”

The Vice Principal also commended the region’s employers.

“Our congratulations go to all of our winning Employers of the Year, whose support and commitment to the training and development of their workforce has been exceptional, having made a true difference to each and every apprentice and their own businesses in turn.”

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