Apprentices awarded for outstanding contribution

Four Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) apprentices are celebrating after receiving recognition for their outstanding workplace contributions.

Apprentices Joseph Stanyer and Maximillian Hudson received outstanding achievement awards and Katie Riley was ‘highly commended’ after reaching the final round of judging at the Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2016.

The Apprenticeship Recognition Awards have been held for the past 5 years and are supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). They showcase and celebrate the achievements of apprentices who have exceeded expectations, shown an enthusiastic approach to learning, demonstrated initiative, enterprise innovation and creativity and made a measurable impact within their jobs.

NULC student Joseph Stanyer is an IT Apprentice at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. Joseph was nominated for his positive and enthusiastic approach to work which helped him become a new system ICT expert supporting other colleagues.

Maximillian Hudson is an Accounting Apprentice at Radwell International.  Maximillian was nominated for her eagerness to learn, attention to detail and thirst for knowledge.  Within the first month of working for Radwell International, Maximillian had earned an outstanding achievement award from her employer.

Early Years Apprentice Katie Riley combines studying with her role at Werrington Pre-School and Out of School Club and was nominated for her motivation and idea generation.

In a separate awards ceremony, hosted by Staffordshire County Council in March 2016, Health and Social Care Apprentice Esme Kelsall was recognised for her approach to learning and her fantastic workplace contributions at the Staffordshire Dignity Awards.

Carl Riding, Head of Employer Engagement and Work-Based Learning at Newcastle-under-Lyme College, said: “I’m delighted that these apprentices have been recognised for their outstanding contributions during their apprenticeship. They are shining examples of how work-based training is a successful alternative to traditional academic study and how they can benefit the employers and their workforce.”

Newcastle-under-Lyme College offers a range of apprenticeships in various industries including accounting, business, construction, engineering, hair and beauty, health and social care and sport. If you are interested in becoming an apprentice visit

Newcastle-under-Lyme College works with over 500 employers across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire to provide quality and cost effective work-based training which benefits the local economy. For more information visit

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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