Workshop Manager scoops Apprentice Mentor Award

Workshop Manager scoops Apprentice Mentor Award

Workshop Manager, Jamie Long, was last night awarded ‘2015 Mentor and Supervisor Apprentice Award’ at the University of Oxford’s 2015 Apprenticeship Awards.

Nominated by Workshop Apprentice James King, the award recognises the mentor or supervisor who has shown outstanding support during the preceding year as nominated by their Apprentice. Jamie commented afterwards: “I really wasn’t expecting this. It has been a delight to work with James, and he has made excellent progress in the workshop. I had also nominated him for an award and I feel this is definitely a shared celebration.”

As part of his nomination, James commented how he has been welcomed by the wider Department, as well as in the Workshop. James is supported one day a week by ATG Training in Aylesbury.

Jamie was presented with his certificate by the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Personnel and Equality, Dr Stephen Goss, at a ceremony held at Wadham College.

The Department is delighted to support the University’s Apprenticeship scheme as a way to encourage young people into work. A second apprentice was recently recruited to work in the HR Office, with support and training provided by Abingdon and Witney College.

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