Thursday 2 November saw our eleventh (yes, eleventh!) annual Academy Graduation and Awards Ceremony.

What began as a comparatively small event in 2004 welcomed record numbers of graduates and guests in 2017, including more than 130 Apprenticeship graduates. Hosted by John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO, and Paula Stannett, Chief People Officer, and joined by our special guest The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett and with a band for entertainment it was an evening of celebration for all.

This annual event is a celebration for all graduates who have completed their Apprenticeship over the past year, for the forward-thinking employers who recognise the amazing contribution Apprentices and Apprenticeships bring to their business and for the mentors who spend much of their own time supporting their colleagues undertaking this amazing opportunity to learn and develop.

The 2017 Winners:
Learner Special Recognition – Outstanding Commitment: Monika (Wonder Tree)
Learner Special Recognition – Overcoming Challenges: Alex (JD Wetherspoon)
Learner Special Recognition – Outstanding Quality: Ricky (Caviar House & Punier)
Learner Special Recognition – Making the most of an opportunity: Amrita (World Duty Free)
Mentor Special Recognition – Most Supportive: Joanne (World Duty Free)
Employer of the Year – 2017 Runner up: World Duty Free
Employer of the Year – 2017 Winner: Bradford Swissport

To find out more information about the awards and the winners view our Newsletter.