Apprenticeships shortlist achievement for Bridgend College for prestigious award.

Once again, Bridgend College are in the running for yet another esteemed award this year. Following on from the success of 2017 where the College was announced as winners of the Association of Colleges’ Beacon Award, the competition has now been set for the AAC Apprenticeships Award 2018.

FE Week and AELP will launch the inaugural awards at the next Annual Apprenticeship Conference which will be held in Birmingham on March 22nd. There are six categories that make up the award, with Bridgend College shortlisted regionally as well as nationally for the ‘Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ category. A Parliamentary reception will take place initially at the beginning of March where the regional winners will be announced. Each regional winner will then receive tickets to attend the main event at the Annual Conference towards the end of March, where the overall national winners will be presented with the award.   

“To be shortlisted for this fantastic award is nothing short of incredible.” Said Matt Williams, Director of Apprenticeships & Work-Based Learning at Bridgend College.

“We are extremely proud to be one of three institutions flying the flag for Wales at the AAC UK Awards next month”.

The College offers an extensive program of apprenticeships over a wide subject area, all of which are based at our Pencoed and and Bridgend campuses. From customer service and management, to electrical engineering and equine; learners are able to work towards all levels within their desired field.

The apprenticeship program is also aimed at small & medium businesses to retrain or up skill current staff or offer placements for apprentices to help meet the needs of a business.

Please visit the College’s website for a full list of Apprenticeship courses on offer

Read about our previous award winning apprentices

Liam Gill
Apprentice of the Year 2014-15

Liam has been at the college for four years and has enjoyed every second here.

“The apprenticeship has been the best thing I have ever done. I will be able to use all my experiences to take with me when I qualify. I have developed skills specific to my career in engineering as well as other, broader skills that will benefit my career.” Liam Gill

Maria Brooks
Apprentice of the Year 2015-16

Maria, 28, has been an Engineering apprentice with us for over 2 years and has a deep curiosity of how engines were built, operated and controlled.

It’s this passion for learing that let her ot become the first female adult apprentice taken on at Ford’s Bridgend plant. Maria is already an honours graduate in Forencis Chemistry, provided by Bridgend College, and has gone from strength to strength which is a great example of how apprenticeships programmes can help you succeed.