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Winners announced at Employability Awards 2018

Posted on 06 July 2018


Students, staff and partners picked up awards at the Leeds Trinity University Employability Awards 2018 – view all the photographs here.

Hosted at The Lounge Bar on campus, 100 people attended the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students during their professional work placements, teacher trainee placements and in gaining graduate level job roles. The University also recognised the invaluable support of business partners across West Yorkshire for their continued support to Leeds Trinity.

Hosted by Academic Group Lead for Media, Film and Culture – and stand-up comedian – David Dodd, and following a welcome from Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret House OBE, 17 awards were presented:

  • Mentor of the Year (Primary) – sponsored by Reed
    Winner: James Dougal at Morley Victoria Primary School

  • Mentor of the Year (Secondary) – sponsored by Reed
    Winner: Jen Mann at Rossett School

  • Most Supportive Professional Placement Provider – sponsored by Radio Aire
    Winner: Fresh Press Media

  • Most Rewarding Professional Placement – sponsored by Grace & Tailor
    Winner: Glawning

  • Most Supportive Graduate Employer – sponsored by Logical Resources FMCG
    Winner: St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

  • Most Innovative Graduate Scheme – sponsored by Logical Resources FMCG
    Winner: ASDA Graduate Development Scheme

  • Most Engaged Mentee – sponsored by LRSR
    Winner: Kreigh Williams

  • Most Supportive Mentor – sponsored by Offploy
    Winner: Peter Rosmann at Leeds City Council
  • Trainee Teacher of the Year (Primary) – sponsored by Aramark
    Winner: Jade Stanley at Lapage Primary School

  • Trainee Teacher of the Year (Secondary) – sponsored by Aramark
    Winner: Rowan Hunt at Prince Henry Grammar School

  • Best Placement Student Level 4 – sponsored by The Works Skatepark
    Winner: Edward Shaw

  • Best Placement Student Level 5 – sponsored by The Works Education
    Winner: Kirsty Jeffrey

  • Best 2018 Graduate – sponsored by Glawning
    Winner: Dale Triggs

  • Most Committed to Employability (Staff) – sponsored by Creative Marketing Services
    Winner: Josh Poklad (Lecturer in Humanities)

  • Outstanding Student of the Year – sponsored by ITV Content Delivery
    Winner: Teah Renton

  • Outstanding Partner of the Year – sponsored by Cones Books for Children
    Winner: Team Activ

  • Long-term Contribution Award – sponsored by Sugarhouse
    Winner: Simon Wilkes at Planet Sport

Professor Margaret A House, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said:

"We have a whole-University approach to employability at Leeds Trinity where employers are consulted on sector changes and help to design the curriculum, placements are embedded and students are encouraged to connect with employers at all stages of their studies.

"Our Employability Awards celebrates the dedication, hard work and enthusiasm of our students, as well as celebrating, and offering enormous gratitude, to our business partners. The collaboration we have with our 3,000 plus partners, who every year, continue to support our students to become better equipped for the world of work, offer practical and exciting opportunities, and introduce our students to new possibilities, is invaluable. As these relationships continue to grow, even more of our students and graduates will see the benefit of studying at Leeds Trinity University."

Find out more about Leeds Trinity's work with businesses. View all the photographs from the evening on our Flickr page.