The end of the academic year is an excellent time to review and celebrate the success of our apprentices and it was great to welcome past and present students at the award ceremony on Wednesday 29th June. Moulton College offers apprenticeships across the Construction and Land-based sectors and has seen significant growth in numbers over the last academic year, particularly in Construction and Horticulture. This is in part due to the excellent support that the College received from local SME and micro businesses that provide outstanding apprenticeship employment and on the job training for our learners.
The awards ceremony is a chance to celebrate the success of all our apprentice learners who completed their study during the last academic year. It is also the chance for the course team to nominate their best apprentice learners to receive special awards and prizes. This year the apprenticeship awards were presented to the following learners.
L-R Lucy Benbow - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Floristry, Michael O'Conner - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry, Ryan Garner - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry.
L-R Ben Heyde - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Brickwork, Joseph Page - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Brickwork, Theo Brogan - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Stonemasonry.
Theo Brogan, a student on the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Stonemasonry, was also presented the Adams Stonemasonry Bursary Award which is presented annually to the apprentice showing exceptional potential in Stonemasonry. Theo secured an apprenticeship at Uppingham Stone Ltd after completing a full time level one Stonemasonry Diploma and has impressed the course team by his practical skills and work ethic. Mrs Adams was delighted to award Theo this bursary which should help him further his career in Stonemasonry.
All these learners were commended for the quality of their work and their commitment to their apprenticeship training. All five learners have progressed to advanced apprenticeships to carry on enhancing their career prospects and we wish them all luck for the future.
During the awards ceremonies the team were also delighted to celebrate the sucess of lecturer Mel Reynolds who received the ACER Teacher Award 2015-16 which is awarded to the teacher who has made an outstanding contribtion to teaching and learning throughout the year. Mel was nominated for this award for her work with the Agriculture apprentices where she has developed and embedded the use of a new e-portfolio system to support teaching, learning and tracking achievement of apprentices in Agriculture and her innovative use of technology in work based learning has been highlighted. Mel is now supporting colleagues to show how the increased use of technology can support learner achievement.
If you would like to find out more about the range of apprenticeships on offer at Moulton College please contact the apprenticeship team at on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01604 673575.