Monday 6th February marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week, the 16th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across the country. 

This year’s theme of ‘Skills for Life’ reflects on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career. There is a focus on how it can help businesses develop a talented workforce equipped with skills for the future.

To recognise their outstanding contribution, Bury College have been awarding Apprenticeship Star Awards to an apprentice, nominated by their Learning and Skills Coach, from several different areas.

Here are the winners: 

  • Mackenzie Healey – Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship at GLP Solicitors
  • Amanda Rock – Adult Care Level 2 Apprenticeship at Bolton Cares
  • Nick Adams – Dental Nursing Apprenticeship at Carisbrook Dental
  • Eliza Buckley – Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship at Ziax
  • Leah Cain – Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship at Prestwich Preparatory School
  • Nadia Cuschieri – Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship at Mulberry Bush Nursery Group

The apprentices are at different stages of their new careers. Eliza Buckley (Ziax) and Amanda Rock (Bolton Cares) were both praised for doing exceptionally well throughout their apprenticeships and following completion are now employed as permanent members of staff.

Others like Mackenzie Healey see their apprenticeship as an important stepping-stone for their career. The former St Ambrose Barlow RC High School pupil has aspirations of being a Solicitor, and her apprenticeship with GLP Solicitors is a great way of giving her experience in a legal environment.

The awards were presented by their employer and a Learning and Skills Coach from Bury College.

Bury College apprenticeships are available in a wide range of dynamic sectors and have been developed by employers to ensure professional training and potential for career progression. Click here for more information: