22 Jun 2024
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East Coast College names automotive apprenticeship award winners

The Apprentice of the Year Awards which acknowledges skills and talent across Norfolk and Suffolk took place recently. Award ceremonies took place at both East Coast College sites in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. 

Suffolk’s Apprentice of the Year was named as Alicia Farrow, Level two Auto Care Apprentice. Meanwhile, Norfolk’s winner was Tia Marsh, Level Three Automotive (Light Vehicle) Apprentice.

Matthew Yeldham, Vocational Trainer at East Coast College, said: “We were so impressed with what both Alicia and Tia had to offer across the duration of their courses over the 2022-3 academic year. Their level of knowledge, skills retention, and their collective passion for the industry delivered distinction level work which blew away our judging panel. They are worthy winners of the Apprentice of the Year accolade and I’m confident in the difference they’ll make in their careers.”

Automotive aftermarket PR and digital marketing agency Impression Communications supported the events by providing Amazon vouchers for each winner. Hayley Evans, PR Director at Impression, added: “Supporting the next generation of aftermarket talent is key to ensure the longevity of the industry and to bridge the skills gap and therefore we’re pleased to have supported the Apprentice of the Year Awards and recognise the effort and passion of these individuals who have gone above and beyond.”
Winners from Apprentice of the Year can now go on to take part in the WorldSkills competition.