Capella Apprentice of the Month Award
Capella have recently introduced an ‘Apprentice of the Month Award’ where we ask our Capella Trainers to nominate a learner who they feel has gone ‘above and beyond’. This could be a learner who has overcome challenges, worked particularly hard, or someone who has made a real difference to the cohort, or their own business whilst on the programme.
Apprentice of the Month Award Winners for Quarter 2 – 2021
April 2021 – Stuart Ballingall at Direct Wines on the L4 Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship.
“Stuart works in the DC of Direct Wines Gloucester as an Inbound team leader. During the last 8 months Stuart has been the DC lead on Brexit and at the very forefront of operations during COVID-19, a period which has seen record volumes for the group” – Andy Hawker (Head of Logistics at Direct Wines)
Stuart has displayed tenacity, commitment, and a huge amount of passion to improve the processes within the DC however from my perspective it is the change in confidence that has impressed me most.
“Stuart is always engaging, attentive, and ready to ask questions to broaden his knowledge. He plays a key role in setting the tone concerning the energy and enthusiasm of the group. For the reasons above I wholeheartedly believe Stuart to be a worthy recipient” – Mat Elwood (Capella Trainer)
On behalf of the Capella Team, we would just like to say well done Stuart!
May 2021 – Kay Lee at NHS Arden & GEM on the L5 Improvement Specialist apprenticeship.
“Kay works in an environment where she has taken huge steps in driving and leading change within her area. Kay came onto the program openly accepting where they may struggle with statistics, tools etc. However, in every session Kay has been a key person to discuss with, is always asking important questions and never shies away from giving things a go.
Kay has also been training other members in her team to further embed and improve change in a high-pressure environment. Kay’s confidence in applying the tools and techniques at L5 has been fantastic and is already collaborating with other L5 delegates to help them with some of their work and to further improve her own.
Lastly Kay has hit every problem straight on to tackle it and always been a fun and enthusiastic member in the classroom” – Niall Coney (Capella Trainer)
On behalf of the Capella Team, we would just like to say well done Kay!
June 2021 – Rebecca Ramsey at GSK on the L4 Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship.
“Rebecca completed her final coaching session in June and despite having lots of challenges has completed a distinction standard project report.
The reason why I believe this warrants an award nomination is Rebecca has come from a very data light and more service-based environment, where at the start of the program, there were reservations and difficulties in translating the requirements back into the work environment. On top of this there have also been organisational changes and heavy workloads. Despite all of this, Rebecca has persevered through every obstacle, listened, and improved from every bit of advice given, and produced a benchmark standard of work in a great timeframe, with fantastic results.
Rebecca has never shied away from “having a go” at tools and techniques, has been an enthusiastic contributor to all sessions and never hesitated to ask questions if stuck” – Niall Coney (Capella Trainer)
On behalf of the Capella Team, we would just like to say well done Rebecca!
National Apprenticeship Awards
Capella’s Apprentice of the Month winners have also been encouraged to enter the National Apprenticeship Awards 2021. The National Apprenticeship Awards 2021 will be open for entries from the 5thJuly – 28th July 2021.
The National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the apprentices, employers and champions who have gone above and beyond in spite of the challenges faced in the last year.
It is FREE to enter the Awards and all applications must be made via the National Apprenticeship application website.
We’ve selected a small number of our delegates who we believe have an outstanding story to tell and would like to recommend that you submit an entry for the Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year Award.
If you would like to enter the Awards, please let us know and we will be more than happy to support you with your application.