Learning for Work Award Winners

Sponsored by NOCN, this award celebrates the achievements of adults who have learnt through an apprenticeship or traineeship, secured employment or a promotion at work, embarked on a new career, or started their own business.

Learning for Work Award - National Winner

Jonathan Beebee

Jonathan had a severe head injury almost 20 years ago; he now runs a social enterprise that helps others in similar circumstances.

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Learning for Work Award Winner - Sponsored by NOCN - National Winner

Sean Hardy

“I have achieved so much more than I believed possible."

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Young Adult Learner of the Year - National Winner

Mohamed Mahyoub

"The moment you start thinking about education, it is the “right moment” and the “right opportunity” that you have always been waiting for..."

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Learning for Work Award - Regional Winner

Ashley Pickering

Ashley had a poor experience at school and left with no formal qualifications. Since attending his local lifelong learning centre, he has re-discovered his confidence and now works as a school bus driver.

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Learning for Work Award - Regional Winner

Chloe Causer

After being made redundant, Chloe was finding it difficult to find work again. When she signed up to the Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Admin’ initiative at City College Plymouth, her future prospects were transformed.

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Learning for Work Award Winner - Sponsored by NOCN - Regional Winner

Sarah Allington

“Without the support of Adult Education Wolverhampton, it’s unlikely I would be where I am, or who I am today.”

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Learning for Work Award - Sponsored by NOCN - Regional Winner

Jessica Watkins

“Having a qualification under my belt has allowed me to move on, I am no longer depressed and hold my head up high, allowing me to grow the bond between me and my daughter.”

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Learning for Work Award - Regional Winner

Rachel Price-Whittle and Tim Foley

Rachel and her fiancé Tim both had successful careers, but they were unhappy with their jobs. Investing in their own training, through an Advanced Learner Loan meant they could develop new skills and have their dream jobs!

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Learning for Work Award Winner - Sponsored by NOCN - Regional Winner

Franchesca Emery

"You can do whatever you want when you put your mind to it and decide that you want change.”

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