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JHP Group's inaugural Celebrating Achievement awards were held at the Hilton Metropole hotel in Birmingham on 10th November 2010.
The ceremony was hosted by Michelle Dewberry (former winner of The Apprentice) and celebrated the excellent achievements of our learners and clients over the past year, as well as recognising the contributions of all of the people involved in supporting others to achieve their goals.
Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted and who have demonstrated determination and commitment to succeed.
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Improving Skills - Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
For over 8 years, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has proactively provided skills development opportunities for their staff through all levels of vocational training in multiple sectors including IT, Customer Service, Business Administration, Management and Health and Social Care.
Dedicated Apprenticeship Coordinatators continually mentor and motivate each and every individual through the experience and ensure the local community is able to access their initiatives through local events.
Gareth Phillips from EDI presenting to Dudley Metropolitan
Raising Aspirations - Ruth Lismore
Ruth is committed to supporting prisoners to positively improve their lives and she is instrumental in developing strong relationships with colleagues to allow prisoners the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications.
She was fundamental in establishing the peer-led mentoring reading scheme 'Toe by Toe' and plays a huge part in all family related work. Ruth's hardworking, open and honest approach has enabled hundreds of prisoners to move forward with their lives.
Anthony Miller from Sytner presenting to Ruth Lismore
Creating Opportunities - Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
After identifying a gap in training and development, opportunities were created for new and existing administration staff under a new Apprenticeship programme. The programme has increased morale and also ensured that enthusiastic and talented new staff are recruited through the programme and mentoring scheme. The qualifications offer staff the opportunity to develop whatever their goal - from confidence building to simple enjoyment.
Kelly Thompson and Luke Bailey (JHP Training) collecting the
award for Creating Opportunities on behalf of Plymouth Hospitals
NHS Trust (presented by Peter Launer from YPLA)
Young Achiever - Emma Lambkin
Having left school with no qualifications, Emma transformed her life and became a successful young lady managing a nursing home.
Determined to enter her desired profession of
nursing, Emma completed all levels of Health and Social Care
Apprenticeships and her exceptional drive and determination sees her
contributing to the lives of others in the workplace, as she
introduced both work-based learning and sign language skills to the business.
Peter Lauener from YPLA presenting to Emma Lambkin
Adult Achiever - Marilyn Hall
Marilyn has pursued her goals to complete an Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care and in turn progressed further in her role as Senior Care Assistant.
Using her new learning experiences as a focus, Marilyn tackled numeracy and literacy skills and personal circumstances head on to become an inspiration to others. Marilyn contributes innovative ideas and support to their care home and is now undertaking here Level 4 qualification, confident of the outcome having already accomplished what she set out to do!
Rory Brannigan from Vdotcom presenting to Marilyn Hall
Apprentice Achiever - Steven Watson
An Apprenticeship at the UK Space Agency gave Steven the exact learning that he wanted. Initial problems with confidence were overcome and his natural flair for the web saw him progress rapidly from administration tasks to responsibility for the company website and digital media.
Steven's career has really taken off and he can look forward to more challenges as he begins his Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.
Stewart Jardine from EDI presenting to Steven Watson
Employability Achiever - David Lo
David learnt the English language, acquired a vocational qualification and developed his personal and employability skills to secure a role with Virgin Trains.
Initially part-time, David's natural flair for greeting passengers and customer service ensured he was appointed to a full-time position travelling across the country. David now receives a regular income, allowing him to live a balanced, independent life which he was unable to do previously.
Rory Brannigan from Vdotcom presenting to David Lo
Lifelong Learning - Jane Weaver
25 years working within the MoD Army Careers did not stop Jane from learning and improving her work life. Jane applied herself to a fresh challenge at the age of 54, taking on not one but two work-based learning opportunities.
Jane is instrumental in improving working processes and demonstrating a positive influence in her department as a result of her new found skills, and she is already planning her next vocational qualification.
Paul Coxhead from LATA presenting to Jane Weaver
Community Champion - Monkey Club
Monkey Club was conceived as a solution to the lack of affordable childcare in the village of Donisthorpe and began as a playgroup before growing in to a full-time childcare service in just 6 months.
Under the leadership of manager Di, Monkey
Club has overcome numerous barriers including moving premises.
OfSted registered with all staff currently on recognised training
programmes, the community looks set to benefit from Monkey Club for
years to come.
Vicky Gale from JHP Training collecting the award for
Community Champion on behalf of Monkey Club (presented
by Anthony Miller from Sytner)
Outstanding Achiever of the Year - Steven Watson
Jim Chambers, CEO - JHP Group presenting to Steven Watson
For further information on the Awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JHP Group actively promotes and supports equality of opportunity for all, regardless of ability, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religious belief.