Bethan and Sam from Tregothnan have both been successfully shortlisted for the Accountancy and Construction Apprentices of the Year categories at the 2018 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards hosted by Truro and Penwith College on 12 October.
Since joining Tregothnan one year ago Bethan Kent (pictured below) has become an integral part of the accounts team at Tregothnan and a ‘go to’ employee to support projects and events. Bethan’s role has seen her develop a robust purchase order system to assist the chief accountant in cash flow and budgeting. Bethan is the first to help on any occasion. She supported the cash management team at our annual charity event, ensuring that it was managed professionally and that every last penny of the £50k raised was counted, logged and banked. Bethan used this experience to then run the cash management at Royal Cornwall Show, training people on tills and card machines and providing a professional and friendly face to customers engaging with the business.
HR Director and Lead Apprentice Co-ordinator, Claire Scholes, commented “Bethan puts so much of her own time into studying and achieving high grades in her exams. Bethan can often be found revising at lunch time. Everything Bethan takes part in she does to the highest standard with care, attention and passion.”
Nominated for the Construction Apprentice of the Year, Sam Moore has worked his way in three years from an Apprentice Joiner to a permanent member of the Joinery team. Sam’s role has seen him develop from working on a building site with little joinery experience to providing bespoke work for Grade II and Grade I listed buildings. This involves everything from measuring up on site, deciding on the best material to use for a job, prepping, using industrial machinery, hand finishing and fitting. The work is never simple, there are no straight edges or perfect corners and it is Sam’s attention to detail and skill which provides an excellent service and led Sam to be offered a full time permanent role in the business.
HR Director and Lead Apprentice Co-ordinator, Claire Scholes, added “It is Sam’s personal development that adds to make him an outstanding apprentice. When Sam joined us at Tregothnan he lacked self-confidence and was shy. Something which a previous job role had not helped with. Working alongside the team at Tregothnan, and particularly his mentor Paddy, Sam has become a wonderful self-confident young man.”
Tregothnan has already seen many successes for its apprenticeship scheme. In January 2018 Tregothnan was recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list. The list is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices.
In 2017 we celebrated a Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards nomination for Maddie Murphy in the Marketing Apprentice of the Year category and Daniel Cannons winning the award for IT Apprentice of the Year.
The apprentices have created a lasting impact at Tregothnan, using their newly gained expertise to complete high profile projects. Their dedication to their work, learning and self-development have meant that all Tregothnan’s Apprentices have created an excellent platform on which to build their future careers.
Now in its 4th year, the Awards bring Apprentices, their families and Cornwall’s business community together for a celebration of excellence in Apprenticeship training across the county. Holly Day and Neil Caddy from Pirate FM will take centre stage and host the evening in the Gannel Building at Truro College.