10 Nov

Local Apprenticeship Ambassadors win awards in regional events

Apprenticeship award winner

Taking home an award this week in recognition of their achievements were two young people from the Leicester and Leicestershire area who have been hard at work on their apprenticeships.


The event, held at Kind Power Stadium on Friday November 4 saw two winners with close associations with apprenticeships and the LLEP: Parris Small who has been part of the LLEP’s apprenticeship ambassador group since May 2022. Winning the Apprentice of the Year 2022 at the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards and, Jessica Gould who is on an apprenticeship at CR Civil Engineering Ltd winning the Apprentice of the Year Award, at the East Midlands Chamber Awards for Leicester sponsored by Loughborough College.

Jessica Gould on LinkedIn said

“I want to thank CR Civil Engineering Ltd for nominating and supporting me throughout my apprenticeship.”

Jessica is one of our LLEP Careers Hub apprenticeship ambassadors working to help to inspire students, their teachers, parents and employers about the incredible opportunities that apprenticeships offer. You can find out more here.

This is large community consisting of employers, organisations such as University’s and the East Midlands Chamber. As well as the dedicated work as part of the Careers and Enterprise Company and the LLEP to make apprenticeships more approachable and reflected in a positive light. Having Apprenticeship Ambassadors win awards such as this is a fantastic way of showcasing what those on apprenticeships can do, serving as a point of inspiration.

Parris Small on LinkedIn said:

“I plan to use this platform to continue being an ambassador for apprenticeships and STEM careers. I hope this inspires those of you that are considering a career that you can succeed when the statistics are stacked against you!”