Fera

Proud night as York’s Apprentices Graduate and Pick up Awards with their employers

Apprentices from across York graduated at the seventh annual apprenticeship awards ceremony at the Grand Opera House. Around 100 apprentices received scrolls from The Guilds of York for completing their apprenticeship training and qualifications and proudly walked across the stage to loud applause from the 400 strong audience of family, friends and employers.


We were also very proud to be recognised as the winner of the Larger Employer of the Year and wish all the apprentices good luck in their future careers.

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The ceremony started with an inspirational key note speech from Martin Kennedy, winner of the Yorkshire & Humber Apprenticeship Champion in 2015 who started his career as an apprentice at Vickers in Leeds, set up apprenticeship programmes in several specialist manufacturing companies and is now the Employer Engagement Manager at York College.

Following the presentation of the scrolls, the ceremony moved on to the prestigious York Apprenticeship Awards which recognise the outstanding qualities, achievements, commitment and progression of both individual apprentices and their employers. The independent panel was so overwhelmed by the quality of the 35 nominations received, that they awarded 4 highly commended prizes in addition to winners for the five categories



York Apprentice of the Year 2017 – Under 25 (Smaller Employer)

Highly commended:

  • Georgia Frank – Fenton Simpsons Financial Services Ltd; Level 3 Business Administration supported by York College
  • Maya Harbun – Prospect Health; Level 4 Business Administration supported by 3aaas

  • The Winner:

  • Sam Sugden – Junior Electrical Engineer at Anderson Green Ltd; Level 3 and HNC in Electrical Engineering, supported by Pearson and York College

  • York Apprentice of the Year 2017 – Under 25 (Larger Employer)

    Highly commended:

  • Abi McMullan – Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Business Administration supported by YH Training
  • Amie Tanner – Garbutt & Elliott; Level 4 Accountancy Technician supported by Kaplan

  • The Winner:

  • Joe Boothman – Public Health Technical Officer at City of York Council; Level 3 Business Adminstration supported by York Learning
  • York Apprentice of the Year 2017 – Over 25

    The Winner:

  • Lee Russell – a former jockey, now working at the farm of RG Brader; Higher Level 4 in Agricultural Business Management, supported by Askham Bryan College, which included a new enterprise plan for the farm

  • York Smaller Employer of the Year 2017

    The Winner:

  • The Smiles Room

  • York Larger Employer of the Year 2017

    The Winner:

  • Fera Science Ltd

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships

    Fera holds both ISO 9001 and Investors in People accreditation and our apprentices are trained to a high standard to uphold these values. Working alongside experienced scientists, from whom they gain valuable knowledge and expertise.

    Internships

    Internships

    Fera provides leading-edge environment and food chain science to global public and private organisations. Our engaging internships challenge interns to achieve tangible outcomes and build valuable skills within their professional development.

    PhDs

    PhDs

    Fera works with the Institute for AgriFood and Innovation (IAFRI) to form a targeted PhD training programme to foster emerging talent within this vibrant industry. Through world-leading research activities with industry experts; extensive new solutions, techniques, skills and best practices can be found and utilised effectively within the agrifood sector to achieve ongoing innovation across this diverse industry.