Judging process begins for Liverpool City Region Apprenticeships Awards

With hundreds of nominations received for the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeships Awards, the judging process is now underway to produce a shortlist of the City Region’s most promising apprentices and most committed employers.

Local spotlight for Apprenticeships
GMLPF are delighted to be sponsoring the first ever Liverpool City Region Apprenticeships Awards which shine a well-deserved local spotlight on the Government’s flagship training programme for young people.

Recognition for Apprenticeships providers
GMLPF also welcomes the opportunity these awards bring for recognition of its members – independent learning providers and colleges who deliver Apprenticeships programmes locally.  These Apprenticeships providers work tirelessly to deliver a flexible programme of high quality training, tailored to the needs of the City Region’s young people and businesses.   

There are 10 awards in three categories:

Category One – Apprentice of the Year (16-24): Awards for Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral

Category Two – Apprentice of the Year (Over 25)

Category Three – Apprentice Employer of the Year: Awards for small, medium and large employer categories

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 12 March 2013 at the magnificent St George’s Hall in Liverpool.

Academy tutor makes her mark shaping promising career paths for school pupils

mjolnewtutorA new tutor at Michael John Academy has already made her mark by helping school pupils carve out pathways for promising careers in hairdressing.

Stacey Atkinson (pictured right) joins Michael John Academy as hairdressing tutor with responsibilities that include delivering high quality skills training programmes in schools.

Outstanding skills
Since taking up her post, Stacey has been teaching hairdressing skills to students in years 10 and 11 at Broadgreen High School. In a short time, she has had a very positive impact, inspiring students to work hard and make great progress along their hairdressing career path. They showcased the outstanding skills they have already developed at a recent hair and make-up competition organised by Stacey.

Employer links
Stacey also arranged a visit to the new city centre premises of Michael John Academy for Broadgreen pupils. The year 11 students took a tour of the hairdressing, beauty and spa facilities. They also practiced their interview skills with Academy staff who went on to arrange work experience opportunities for them with local employers.

Progress to Apprenticeships
The students from Broadgreen have now enrolled on Apprenticeships programmes at Michael John Academy which are due to commence once they leave school in June.

Michael John Academy offers high quality hair and beauty Apprenticeships, and a comprehensive service to help schools develop and maintain a successful vocational curriculum.

For further information visit www.michaeljohnacademy.com