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Outstanding apprentices and employers recognised at Trackers Awards

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Trackers Awards

The first Trackers Awards has recognised the achievements, attitude and commitment of apprentices and employers who have enrolled with Trackers since its launch in December 2012. At the event on Saturday 1 March six awards were presented:

• Small Business Employer of the Year (sponsored by Skills Jersey)

  • Winner: Temptations Hair and Beauty
  • Highly commended: JSM Decorating Services
  • Prestige Cars t/a Jersey Hyundai
  • Patricia McCormick Hairdressing

• Medium Business Employer of the Year (sponsored by Skills Jersey)

  • Winner: CaféJAC
  • Highly commended: ROK Construction
  • Lavender Villa
  • Building Renovations

• Apprentice: Exceptional Progress Award

  • Winner: Andrew Ogilvie
  • Highly Commended: Natasha Butler
  • Natalie Griffin
  • Alex Frost

• Apprentice: Industry Excellence Award

  • Winner: Alex Frost
  • Highly Commended: Jack Arthur
  • Pedro Alves
  • Natalie Griffin

• Apprentice: Outstanding Attitude Award

  • Winner: Luis Cardosa
  • Highly Commended Zoe Tennet
  • Connor Le Geyt
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Octavio Baltazar
  • Pedro Alves
  • Will Crawford

• Apprentice: Commitment to Learning Award

  • Winner: Octavio Baltazar and Zoe Tennet (joint winners)
  • Highly Commended: Luis Cardosa
  • Connor Le Geyt
  • Tom Wilkinson

The awards were presented by David Witherington, Chair of the Skills Board, who said: “Although apprenticeship schemes had been available in Jersey before, Trackers dared to be distinctly different. One of Trackers’ key innovations has been to match apprentices with a personal mentor; mentoring empowers apprentices to take control of their learning and to achieve their goals; it both fosters independence and ensures that no one is overlooked.”

Trackers Manager, Penny Shurmer, said: “We are incredibly proud of all our 128 apprentices, who consistently demonstrate the core values we look for through our recruitment process: commitment, motivation and a positive attitude to both their work and studies.

“Trackers currently have 100% of apprentices in paid employment, which also demonstrates the investment and commitment being made by local employers in the future of Jersey’s workforce.”

Applications are invited from individuals looking to enrol with Trackers in summer 2014. Further information and application forms can be found at www.gov.je/trackers. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 20 March 2014.

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