Three apprentices from the Black Country were celebrated last week at the West Midland’s regional ceremony of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.
Michelle Sawyer, aged 41, from Wolverhampton and an apprentice with Wolverhampton Homes, won the regional Intermediate Apprentice of the Year award.
Having left school at 16 to raise a family, Michelle wanted a new challenge once her children had grown up.
She said: “I now have the chance to guide people that are a mirror of my own past and I can finally pay my own way in life.”
Craig Davidson, from Halesowen, a former customer service apprentice and now Apprentice Team Manager with the AA in Wolverhampton, was also highly commended in the City & Guilds Apprenticeship Champion of the Year category. He said: “I can now use my own strengths and experience to promote and develop our apprenticeship scheme.”
Finally, Adrian Law, a 23-year-old ICT and Telecommunications apprentice at BT Openreach in Walsall, was highly commended in the Advanced Apprentice of the Year category.
All the West Midlands winners of the regional awards, held at the Banqueting Suite, Council House in Birmingham, will proceed through to a final national judging stage on Thursday, November 14 during The Skills Show at the NEC?in Birmingham.
Visit apprenticeships.org.uk or call 08000 150 600 to find out more about apprenticeships. For more information about The Skills Show go to www.theskillsshow.com