FIRST ARK, LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL AND ROYAL MENCAP WIN BIG AT BOOTLE-BASED TRAINING STRATEGIES’ AWARDS
• Liverpool-based training provider honoured apprentices, employers and learners at the ceremony held at 30 James Street’s Grand Hall
First Ark, Liverpool City Council and Royal Mencap were amongst those who won big at Training Strategies’ Awards.
The ceremony, held at 30 James Street, saw apprentices, employers and learners alike honoured for their dedication to education through Training Strategies’ quality apprenticeships and training programmes for the unemployed.
Merseyside’s training centre, rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED, is renowned for working with top employers across the city and beyond to help those who are unemployed or exploring how they can expand their skillset.
First Ark and Liverpool City Council were the biggest winners of the night taking home two gongs each.
First Ark, Liverpool’s social impact business, won Best Supporting Employer and the company’s Jason Tighe was awarded the Lifelong Learning award.
Liverpool City Council’s Lynn Ward scooped Business Apprentice of the Year award and Christina O’Neil was honoured with Best Supporting Manager.
Health & Social Care Apprentice of the Year was awarded to Gloria Pitso from Royal Mencap, whilst Carlisle scooped New Employer of the Year and Seaforth Radio Cars took home Best Existing Employer.
Founder of Training Strategies Tim Lynch said: “I am delighted to honour learners and employers alike for their hardwork and dedication to undertaking and investing in quality training within Liverpool and beyond.
“We’re so passionate about bettering peoples’ skills and both helping those who are unemployed or navigating a career path, and top employers to gain reliable, knowledgable staﬀ so it felt only right that we awarded them. Congratulations to all of the winners and those shortlisted.”
Mayor Joe Anderson, who presented the awards, said: “It was a great honour to present the awards to the deserving students and employers. Training Strategies works tirelessly to equip the city region with key skills and does a fantastic job at it.”
Full list of winners:
Health & Social Care Apprentice of the Year
Gloria Pitso from Royal Mencap
Business Apprentice of the Year
Lynn Ward from Liverpool City Counci
Best Supporting Employer
Best Supporting Manger
Christina O’Neil from Liverpool City Council
Jason Tighe from First Ark
New Employer of the Year
Best Existing Employer
Seaforth Radio Cars (SRC)