11th Dec, 2018

Redditch apprentice scoops two prizes at Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards

Harry Leach 6th Dec, 2018 Updated: 6th Dec, 2018

A REDDITCH apprentice is celebrating after she scooped two prizes at this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Bethany Clayton, aged 22, was honoured for her achievements at Moons Moat engineering company Morgan Advanced Materials.

She was presented with two personalised, crystal glass panel trophies as ‘Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year’.

“I still can’t believe it to be honest because I had no idea I was going to win,” said Bethany.

“It’s an amazing feeling that so many people, including my apprentice provider and colleagues at Morgan Advanced Materials, believed in me.

“I can’t thank them enough.”

Bethany was put forward by her employer and a panel of judges then decided who would win each individual award before the ceremony at West Midland Safari Park.

Audience members were treated to a typically lively and entertaining event, thanks to the popular BAFTA-nominated TV presenter, Angellica Bell.

It was organised by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council, who launched the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards in 2014.

“It was a privilege to have been involved in such an inspiring event and to celebrate the success of some incredibly talented apprentices, employers, schools and training providers,” said Angellica.

“I think it clearly shows how Worcestershire is very supportive of apprenticeships and the positive impact they have for us all.”

Councillor Marcus Hart, cabinet member with responsibility for education and skills at the county council, added: “Congratulations to all 25 of this year’s finalists for the Apprenticeship Awards.”

For more information, visit www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk

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