Double delight for Stratford College apprentices

Daniel Herbert of Stratford College

TWO Stratford-upon-Avon College apprentices have been nominated for a prestigious regional award in recognition of the valuable contribution they make to their employers and the local economy.

Daniel Herbert, aged 19 from Inkberrow, and Armands Vinklers, 24 and originally from Latvia, have been short-listed for the Coventry and Warwickshire Apprentice of the Year Awards.

In total, 41 apprentices have been nominated; they come from throughout the region and are employed in a range of roles from hospitality and catering to automotive engineering.

Dan works as a Building and Construction Apprentice for ArchiWildish Ltd architectural designers in Bidford-on-Avon. He primarily focuses on office administration but he is also learning about architectural software as well as the construction industry as a whole, and he has aspirations to train to be an architect himself. His confidence in engaging people has developed immensely throughout the apprenticeship and every day his autonomy expands.

Dan commented: “I love working here. I’m trying to broaden my knowledge as much as possible and learn as much as I can about all the different aspects involved in being an architect. Being nominated for this award is the icing on the cake, and whatever happens on Thursday I feel immensely proud and grateful.”

Armands moved to the UK from Latvia and works as a Professional Cookery Apprentice at The Fish and Anchor Inn in Evesham.

The awards take place at Coventry Cathedral, Thursday 10th November.