Salford City College recently held their Annual Apprenticeship Awards. This is a celebration of their apprentice talent and the incredible employer partnerships they have across the city. The event also took place during National Apprenticeship Week.
‘Tonight, thanks to Salford City College I received an award which genuinely took my breath away.’ These were the words of the Outstanding Contribution Awardee, Roy Cavanagh MBE.
Roy Cavanagh MBE has developed a national reputation in construction and apprenticeship training. He received the Outstanding Contribution Award. Cavanagh has been responsible for supporting and developing the skills of over 3000 apprentices in his 51 years at Seddon Construction. He was honoured by the Chief Executive of Salford City Council, Jim Taylor.
“It is Roy’s passion for Salford which is reason why he is receiving this award,” Jim said. “For a number of years, he has supported this organisation, Salford City College, and many others in Salford, sharing ideas, advice and experience.
“Roy finds solutions, he links people up and he makes things happen.”
Allan Milne, Head of Apprenticeship & Business Development at Salford City College said: “The college offer apprenticeships in a variety of sectors, all in occupational areas of growth within Greater Manchester.
“Each sector we deliver apprenticeships in will have its own Apprentice of the Year Award, which is credit to the high calibre of talent we have across each and every area.”
There were nine apprentice sector categories recognised in total including catering and hospitality, childcare and business and professional.
Kate Herbert, winner of the Creative and Digital Apprentice of the Year Award shared a few words on the night. She was one of 18 winners, including seven employer category winners.
On top of the awards, guests and nominees were treated to a performance from Pendleton Sixth Form College’s Consort of Voices – their flagship choir.
The choir, made up of around ten Pendleton Performing Arts students, perform regularly, with a full season of concerts and shows throughout the year.