Apprentices in Liverpool have been honoured at a glittering awards ceremony at St George’s Hall.
The Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2013 celebrated the region’s best and brightest young apprentices as well as the employers who support their training and career development.
The ceremony, presented by award winning comedian Neil Fitzmaurice, saw the region’s brightest new stars receive awards for their hard work, progress and dedication.
The winner of Liverpool’s Apprentice of the Year (16-24 years old) accolade was Annett Foldesi. Annett, whose training provider is Liverpool Community College, is employed by Onion Deli.
She fought a tough battle to take home the award against fellow shortlisted apprentices Sean Millican of Wates Construction (training provider Liverpool Community College) and Chelsea Carr of Jaguar Land Rover (training provider Pera Training).
Put forward by their training providers or employers, the three hopefuls were shortlisted from hundreds of nominees for the award, which was sponsored by Housing Maintenance Solultions.
Councillor Nick Small, Liverpool’s Cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the very best apprentices and the hard work they put in. There are so many people who just need a chance to prove themselves, and apprenticeships are a great way for them to gain skills and earn the right to compete for a permanent job.”