BirminghamLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020
The second Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards took place on 27th November 2020 and celebrated the best and brightest learners and the people who are helping them to succeed. The annual awards, which were held online due to the coronavirus restrictions and hosted by Heart FM’s Ed James, were run by BirminghamLive in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign featuring special guests, interactive activities and prize giveaways you can watch the awards back here.
They celebrated achievement across 11 categories for individuals, employers and training providers.
Our full list of winners can be seen here and please see below highlighting our overall Apprentice of the Year.
An “inspiring” key worker who has juggled life as a father of three young children with completing an apprenticeship – all during a global pandemic – has been named our Birmingham Apprentice of the Year.
Mohammed Islam from West Midlands Ambulance Service won the Health, Education and Care category at tonight’s Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2020 before being picked from the five individual winners to take home the top honour.
Mohammed, 34, spent many years working in security at a hospital but felt unfulfilled so joined the West Midlands patient transport service in late 2018 and the following year began studying for a diploma in healthcare support.
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Ladder for Greater Birmingham and Solihull
The Ladder for Greater Birmingham was launched at a time when the levy reforms had been introduced and apprenticeship numbers were declining. They are very grateful that key partners such as the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, Provider Network, Chamber of Commerce and of course Reach who bought into their vision and helped make the Greater Birmingham Ladder happen.
Some 18 months on, the Ladder has achieved nearly 1,500 starts, have engaged with numerous employers and schools, and are heavily involved in working with partners such as the West Midlands Combined Authority on the levy transfer and Birmingham & Solihull LEP with the Skills HUB and triage.
The enthusiasm from partners with regards to our second Ladder awards, albeit virtual, has been fantastic and with over 150 applications submitted confirms their belief there is a requirement for an annual apprenticeship awards in Birmingham. This hopefully will be another Ladder legacy.
Please click on the categories below to reveal the criteria for each award.
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Health, Education & Care - Private or Public Sector)
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction and Property Industries)
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Engineering & Manufacturing)
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Professional Services)
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Tech, Digital and Creative Industries)
Small Employer of the Year (1-50)
Medium Employer of the Year (51 -249)
Large Employer of the Year (250+)
Training Provider of the Year
Education Engagement Award
Birmingham Apprentice of the Year
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