Total People apprentices were celebrated at the 2018 Student Excellence Awards held last night (Thursday 21 June), at the grand Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel in Manchester city centre.
The awards, which were held jointly between Total People, The Manchester College and higher education organisation UCEN Manchester, recognised the achievements and dedication of outstanding apprentices and students.
Harry Waring, a Level 2 apprentice in Woodworking machinery, took home the Total People Intermediate Apprentice of the Year award. He was described as a very special, committed, skilled and ‘massively valuable’ member of the team.
Harry said: “I feel very humbled and proud to win this award. I would like to thank RJ Parry Joinery for all the support, as well as Richard Bryant from Total People.”
The winner of the Total People Advanced Apprentice of the Year, Fatima Assadi, is undertaking an advanced apprenticeship as an Early Years Educator and was hailed as ‘inspirational, with an exuberant amount of enthusiasm for learning and developing skills’.
Fatima said: “I can’t believe I am here tonight. Thanks to Louise and Faye for believing in me and pushing me to achieve my goal. I couldn’t have made it this far without them. Every student deserves teachers like you!”
Charlotte Guianne, Ethan Taylor, Michael Ferguson and Chris Hewitt were also recognised at the awards as finalists in Harry and Fatima’s categories, along with Katie Jones who was a finalist in her category for English and Maths student of the year.
Linda Dean, Managing Director of Total People, said: “Congratulations to all our winners and finalists – the hard work and dedication you’ve shown through your apprenticeship by undertaking full-time employment alongside your studies is something to be celebrated.”
Thank you to everyone who took part and nominated, the full list of worthy winners is below.
Total People Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
Total People Advanced Apprentice of the Year
Academic Studies Student of the Year
Automotive, Construction Engineering and Logistics Student of the Year
Business, Computing and Creative Digital Student of the Year
Creative Arts Student of the Year
English and Maths Student of the Year
ESOL, Communities and Work Student of the Year
Service and Retail Industries Student of the Year
Fungai Harvey Mukusha
Sport, Public Services and Care Professions Student of the Year
Student Ambassador of the Year
Supported Learning Student of the Year
Teacher Education Student of the Year
The Seminary Student of the Year
The Manchester College 14 -16 Student of the Year
Amina Munye Busuir
The Manchester College 16 - 18 Student of the Year
The Manchester College Adult Student of the Year
UCEN Manchester Student of the Year – sponsored by Reeds
Rylan Ashley Lewis
Bright Star Award
The Student Excellence Awards Student of the Year – Sponsored by Reeds.