Regional apprentices and employers recognised at Cambridge Regional College’s Apprenticeship Awards 2024

February 12, 2024

Cambridge Regional College celebrated leading apprentices and apprentice employers from across the region at its Apprenticeship Awards on Tuesday 6th February during National Apprenticeship Week.

On the night 20 awards were presented to winning apprentices and employers across different sectors and professions and the Overall Apprentice and Overall Employer winners were unveiled. A regional highlight of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (5th–11th February), complete with a red carpet, which was held at The Park Restaurant on the college’s Cambridge Campus.

The winners of the CRC Apprenticeship Awards are:

Apprentice Winners:

The Overall Apprentice of the Year Winner is Victoria Cooper.


Apprentice Category Winners are:

  • Automotive Transport and Logistics – Huw Llewellyn, Haverhill, KRM Car Tech
  • Business Disciplines (Business Admin) – Lana Matthews, Bury St. Edmunds, Arthur Rank Hospice
  • Business disciplines (HR, Management) – Ross Potter, Spalding, Fenland District Council
  • Business Disciplines (Digital Marketing, Customer Service, Finance), Victoria Cooper, Bedford, Lewis Wark Ltd
  • Care, Health & Early Years, Joint winners – Crystal Chandler, Hardwick, Buttercups Childcare and Timothy Pearson, Harston, Sawston Nursery
  • Culinary Arts, Catering & Hospitality – Cameron Rawson, Royston, Hot Numbers Coffee
  • Construction & Trades – Louie Diver, Ely, M J Diver Gas Heating & Plumbing
  • Engineering – Matthew Wiltshire, St Neots, Encocam
  • Hair, Beauty & Barbering – Elizabeth Armstrong, Braintree, Vanilla Spa
  • IT & Computing – Alexander Howell, Force 36, Saffron Walden

Employer winners:

The Overall Apprentice Employer of the Year Winner is ASL.

Apprentice Employer Category Winners are:

  • Business Disciplines (Business Administration) – Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge
  • Business Disciplines (HR & Management), ASL, Bar Hill & Ely
  • Care, Health & Early Years, Babraham Nursery, Babraham
  • Catering, Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Cafe Cornell Enterprise East, Saffron Walden
  • Construction & Trades, EAC Build, Ely
  • Business Disciplines (Digital Marketing, Customer Service, Finance), Lewis Wark Ltd, Biggleswade
  • Engineering, Mettler Toledo, Royston
  • Hair, Beauty & Barbering, A’Diva Hair, St Ives
  • IT & Computing, Force 36, Saffron Walden

CRC Principal, Mark Robertson, said: “The evening celebrated the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses, and the wider economy in the region. Huge congratulations to all the winners.

At CRC we are proud to support future and current talent through apprenticeships and provide support to employers looking to either recruit the best candidates for their businesses or utilise apprenticeships as part of their staff training and development.”

Apprenticeships enable individuals to acquire valuable practical skills, experience and recognised certification in their chosen sector or profession while providing an opportunity for employers to take control of their workforce development through relevant training, building a team with future-ready skills.

Apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career. People considering an apprenticeship as their next step can visit CRC’s Apprenticeships, Jobs and Careers Fairs in Cambridge and Huntingdon in March. Provided as part of the Greater Cambridge Partnership funded project with Form the Future, entry is free, to find out more and register go to Apprenticeships Jobs and Careers Fairs – Cambridge Regional College (