Training Strategies honours commitment to training at Liverpool awards

Ceremony, held at 30 James Street, saw apprentices, employers and learners honoured for their dedication to education through the Bootle firm’s programmes

Joe Anderson
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson speaks at the Training Strategies’ Awards

 

First Ark, Liverpool City Council and Royal Mencap were amongst the winners big at Training Strategies’ Awards held on Wednesday 4th July.

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.

Training Strategies, 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.

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 Council

Best Supporting Employer

First Ark 

Best Supporting Manger

Christina O’Neil from Liverpool City Council

Lifelong Learning

Jason Tighe from First Ark

New Employer of the Year

Carlisle 

Best Existing Employer

Seaforth Radio Cars (SRC)

Special Recognition Award 

Vicky Deakin

Pre-employment Inspirational Learner

Harry Misangyi

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