Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards

We were delighted to announce the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards finalists on Thursday 7th March, during National Apprenticeship Week. They are listed below. Winners wil be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 4th April at Jurys Inn Oxford.

Intermediate Apprentice of the Year - sponsored by Darke & Taylor


  • Josephine Allen, Business Admin Apprentice, Oxford Learning Institute
  • Robin Morrisen, Business Admin Apprentice, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Tom Pritchard-Pitts, Shepherd Apprentice, Blenheim

Advanced Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Clarkson Evans


  • Nairne Barker, Business Admin Apprentice, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Tristan Canfer, Electronic Engineering Apprentice, STFC
  • Hafsah Rana, Business Admin Apprentice, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Higher Apprentice of the Year - sponsored by High Spec Composites


  • Shaun Morton, Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice, Nielsen
  • Leona Weston, PR & Communications Apprentice, OxLEP
  • Emma Hancock, Digital and Technology Solutions Profession Degree Apprenticeship, STFC 

Special Recognition Award – sponsored by Blenheim 


  • Frederika Kaja, Data Analyst Apprentice, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Imogen Hill, Beauty Therapy Apprentice, The Skincare Clinic
  • Libby Orum, Hairdressing Apprentice, Popham Hairdressing

Shining Star Award - sponsored by Integration Technology


  • Adam Barrett, Technical Highways Engineer, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Emily Joyce, Administrative Apprentice Assistant, University of Oxford
  • Mahrya Zulfaqar, Nursing Associate Trainee, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Apprenticeship Employer Award (<50 employees) - sponsored by Popham Hairdressing


  • Assure UK
  • Gareth Clark Hair For Men Ltd
  • The Burnside Partnership

Apprenticeship Employer Award (50+ employees) - sponsored by Barclays


  • Nielsen
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

School Award – sponsored by The Careers & Enterprise Company


  • John Mason School
  • North Oxfordshire Academy
  • Wood Green School

Apprenticeship Ambassador Award – sponsored by OxLEP

To be given to one of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Ambassadors in recognition of outstanding commitment and achievement.

Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year Award – sponsored by headline sponsors UKAEA

To be chosen by the headline sponsor from the winners of the other Apprentice Award categories.

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What are the timescales?

Now that the Awards have closed to entries, the category sponsors will assess the applications and carry out visits to entrants. A judging meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th March to agree the finalists in each category, who will be announced during Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) on Twitter from 1pm on Thursday 7th March, during National Apprenticeship Week. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which will take place in the evening of Thursday 4th April at Jurys Inn Oxford. Make sure you keep the date free!

I have a question!

If you’d like to ask anything about the Awards, please email skills@oxfordshirelep.com.


We are really grateful to our sponsors, including our headline sponsor UKAEA, category sponsors Darke & Taylor, Clarkson Evans, High Spec Composites, Blenheim, Integration Technology Ltd, The Careers & Enterprise Company, Popham Hairdressing, Barclays and OxLEP and to our other generous sponsors and supporters, who are listed below:

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Awards, please get in touch!

Spread the word…

Please help us to let people know about the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards! Please use the hashtag #OAAwards2019 and let’s get people talking!

We are looking forward to receiving lots of fantastic entries and celebrating the achievements of Oxfordshire's amazing Apprentices!

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