Dental apprentices have been recognised for their achievements at Training 2000’s dental awards.
The main winner on the night was 26 year-old Falah Aleem, from Blackburn, who received the Dental Nurse of the Year accolade at a glittering ceremony held by Training 2000 at Mytton Fold on Thursday 19 September.
Falah, who works at York Dental Care, said: “I am thrilled to have won this award and for all my hard work over the past two years to be acknowledged. This Apprenticeship has enabled me to gain a combination of practical work experience and a nationally-recognised qualification whilst earning money.”
John Worseley Dental Practice took home the prestigious Employer of the Year trophy.
John Worseley said, “It was a massive shock to win the Employer of the Year award, but really exciting! We have supported Apprenticeships for a number of years so to have been recognised in this way is wonderful.”
Gail Warburton, dental team leader at Training 2000, added: “The quality of learners on our dental programmes has been exceptional. All of tonight’s winners deserve their awards and it is great to celebrate their successes at an official ceremony.
“Achievements like this are a perfect example of how businesses and young people can work together to create a skilled workforce for the future, that meets specific requirements to that particular industry, and allows individuals to gain a nationally-recognised qualification.
“The training of apprentices is helping to equip young people with the necessary skills whilst ensuring that industry standards are achieved.”
Training 2000 recently celebrated International Literacy Day by becoming editors of their own newspapers, The Times and The Evening News.
International Literacy Day, held on Sunday 8 September, is organised by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
For over forty years, UNESCO has been celebrating Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the basis for development. The organisation also believes that strong literacy skills form the foundation for lifelong learning.
As part of Literacy Day, learners on the Functional Skills course at Training 2000 have been improving their skills by producing creative and descriptive writing pieces in the form of a newspaper. The articles created included topical news stories of the week.
Christine Halleron, functional skills tutor at Training 2000, said: “Literacy skills are essential in all walks of life and we believe that equipping our learners with a higher literary understanding not only aids their own self improvement but gives them a greater advantage when applying for jobs.”
The Functional Skills course is part of the pre-apprenticeship programme that Training 2000 offers, whereby learners can gain skills and qualifications necessary for their chosen career.
Before becoming an apprentice, all learners are encouraged to study courses in Functional Skills as well as Personal and Social Development.
Danny Carr, a Functional Skills learner, said: “English is important in all career paths. This course has improved my understanding and knowledge of essential English writing practices, which are vital for my CV and letter writing skills.”
The National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 Regional event (for the North West, Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester was held at the County Chambers at Lancashire County Council in Preston and Training 2000 had a winner!
Henry Clark is currently studying for his Level 2 in Business and Administration and is employed by Blackburn Council. Henry became our Regional Intermediate Apprentice of the Year.
WELL DONE HENRY
Henry will now be put forward to a further judging panel along with the other Regional finalists from all over the country to see if he has a place in the National Finals. So please wish Henry lots of luck.
Training 2000 Ltd did very well at this year’s awards with a finalists in each category. Every nominee should be extremely proud of this achievement as there were 16,000 applications from across the country. The following nominee’s were all awarded HIGHLY COMMENDED at lasts night awards –
Alastair Smith – Advanced Apprentice of the Year – Rolls-Royce
Tamas Bodis – Higher Apprentice of the Year – Rolls-Royce
Andrew Hudson – Champion of the Year – Graham Engineering
Twin Valley Homes – Medium Employer of the Year