Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards

Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022

Everything you need to know about the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022 is available on the OxLEP website at www.oxfordshirelep.com/oaawards2022, including a list of finalists and sponsors. From here you will also be able to watch the live broadcast on Thursday 19th May from 19:00 to see the winners announced. You can also follow the Awards on social media using the hashtag #OAAwards2022.

Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2021

Congratulations to the finalists in the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2021, who are listed below. Winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on 6th May.

You can watch the live stream back at https://youtu.be/lMS3KKsYNHM

Download the Awards brochure to read all about the finalists and sponsors.

School Award – sponsored by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This Award recognised a number of Oxfordshire secondary schools for their commitment to the continuation of careers education and employer engagement, including the promotion of apprenticeships, during the exceptional circumstances resulting from COVID-19.

  • Carterton Community College
  • Didcot Girls School
  • Europa School UK
  • Frank Wise School
  • Icknield Community College
  • Larkmead School
  • Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge

School Engagement Employer of the Year Award - sponsored by OxLEP Skills


  • Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd

Highly commended:

  • Burford Recruitment Company
  • Pearson

Higher Apprentice of the Year - sponsored by Blenheim


  • Nathan Jarvis, Biotechnologist Apprentice - Oxford BioMedica

Highly commended:

  • Rosie Lay, Associate Project Manager Apprentice – UKAEA
  • Callam Woolgar, Software Developer Apprentice - Adactus

Advanced Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Nielsen


Highly commended:

  • Jane Szluha, Reception & Admin Manager - Luther Street Medical Centre
  • Heather Zeale, Outdoor Education Apprentice - Oxfordshire County Council

Intermediate Apprentice of the Year - sponsored by Abbott Diabetes Care


  • Mia Bowles, Beauty Therapist Apprentice - The Skincare Clinic

Highly commended:

  • George James, Apprentice Sports Coach - Ignite Sport UK
  • Ella Lee, Apprentice Dance Teacher - The Julie Bruce Dance/Drama Academy

Special Recognition Award – sponsored by Popham Hairdressing


Highly commended:

  • Susan Halliwell, Healthcare Support Worker - Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ellie Knight, Apprentice Business Administrator – University of Oxford

Large Apprenticeship Employer Award (250+ employees) - sponsored by Clarkson Evans


  • University of Oxford

Highly commended:

  • Oxford Biomedica
  • UK Atomic Energy Authority

Small Apprenticeship Employer Award (less than 250 employees) - sponsored by The Burnside Partnership


  • Electrogenic Ltd

Highly commended:

  • Adactus
  • Ikkaido

Shining Star Award - sponsored by Integration Technology


  • Barry Preston, Electrical Systems Engineer - UKAEA

Highly commended:

  • Olivia Cooper, Administrative Apprentice - Oxfordshire County Council
  • Ryan Smith, Application Support Analyst - Thames Valley Police

Apprenticeship Champion Award – sponsored by Oxford Brookes University


  • Becky Elsworth, Apprenticeship Manager - Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Highly commended:

  • Steve Beaumont, Training Director - Heritage Skills Academy
  • Hannah Bladen, General Manager - Ignite Sport UK

Oxfordshire Apprentices of the Year Award – sponsored by headline sponsors High Spec Composites

Chosen by the headline sponsor High Spec Composites from the winners of the other Apprentice Award categories.


  • George James, Apprentice Sports Coach - Ignite Sport UK
  • Emilia Reyes Pabon, Apprentice Technician Scientist - University of Oxford

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We are really grateful to our sponsors, including our headline sponsor High Spec Composites, category sponsors Abbott Diabetes Care, Nielsen, Blenheim, Popham Hairdressing, Integration Technology, Oxford Brookes University, Integration Technology Ltd, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, OxLEP Skills, University of Oxford Print Studio, The Burnside Partnership and Clarkson Evans and to our other generous sponsors and supporters, who are listed below:

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2022 Awards, please get in touch!

Spread the word…

Please help us to let people know about the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards! Please use the hashtag #OAAwards2021 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!

The photograph shown is from the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019, which took place at Jurys Inn Oxford.