Last week was National Apprenticeship Week, allowing us a further opportunity to create opportunities and change lives.

‘Skills for Life’ was the theme for the national celebration, and to mark the week, we celebrated our present cohort of 26 apprentices.

The sixth annual Apprenticeship Awards recognised and rewarded talent and commitment. The highly-anticipated event saw 11 apprentices scoop prestigious awards thanks to their dedication to their chosen vocations.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

  • Rising Star Award – Josh Green, Apprentice Joiner
  • Most Improved Apprentice Award – Joe Townsend, Apprentice Roofer
  • Engagement Award – Lauren Kelly, Housing Apprentice
  • Best Newcomer Award – Callum Irvine, Apprentice Multi Skilled Operative
  • Mentor of the Year Award – Kevin Jones, Multi Skilled Operative for Sovini Property Services
  • Top E-Learner Award – Liam Elliott, Apprentice Electrician
  • Trainer’s Choice Award – Mallen Rawsthorne, Apprentice Plumber
  • Traditional Apprentice of the Year Award – Jordan Obeng, Apprentice Multi Skilled Operative
  • Apprentice of the Year Award (Professional Qualification) – James Speare, Contracts Manager for Sovini Construction
  • Above & Beyond the Call of Duty Award – Matilda Beckett, Apprentice Multi Skilled Operative
  • Special Recognition Award – Ryan Traynor, Supported Intern and Peter Brunt, Assistant Site Manager for Sovini Construction
  • Values Champion Award – Summer Fitzmaurice, Apprentice Plumber and Domestic Heating Technician

Furthermore, the Group aimed to attract budding talent as we hosted an Apprenticeship Showcase event, which provided young people from the Liverpool City Region with an exclusive opportunity to explore a career with us.

The event, which attracted over 130 young people, was hosted in collaboration with Elevate EBP.

“We are thrilled to have collaborated with The Sovini Group during National Apprenticeship Week to host the Apprenticeship Showcase! Hosting the first in-person showcase event in several years was a significant milestone. It provided a valuable platform for The Sovini Group apprentices and employees to connect with local young people.


Elevate EBP is incredibly fortunate to have The Sovini Group as a dedicated corporate partner, committed to making a positive impact in our local community. Their unwavering support, not just during National Apprenticeship Week, but throughout the year demonstrates their commitment to Transforming Lives and Creating Growth across the Liverpool City Region.” Gill Ditchburn, CEO, Elevate EBP

Career pathways into sectors and industries, including electrical, construction, housing and HR, were proudly displayed, with young people receiving guidance from industry experts.

Careers advice and guidance were also provided thanks to partners, such as The Learning Foundry and legal-firm Brabners.

“This year, the Group recognised the invaluable impact apprentices make at the Group and wider, as we continue to create opportunities and change lives.

Through collaboration with partners, we remain committed to creating meaningful employment opportunities that allow colleagues to discover their purpose.” Dr Roy Williams, CEO, The Sovini Group

For further information on the apprenticeships available at The Sovini Group, click here.