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York Apprentice of the Year Success for Two York College Students

Congratulations to York College students Lauren Armstrong and Matthew Tarn who won Apprentice of the Year awards at York’s Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony, held at the Royal York Hotel. Nominated by their respective employers, they were delighted to be recognised for their achievements. Local companies who employ apprentices were also amongst the winners; Portakabin were named the Large Employer of the Year and William Birch & Sons Ltd won the Small Employer of the Year awards.


Lauren Armstrong, formerly of Millthorpe School, completed a Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeship whilst working at Myscience Co Ltd. She was presented with the York Apprentice of the Year title in the 16 - 24 age group, in the small employer category. Whilst Matthew Tarn, who completed a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship whilst working for Nestle, won the York Apprentice of the Year title in the 16 - 24 age group, large employer category.

Head of Human Resources at Myscience Co Ltd, Maureen Legge, said: “Lauren is a fantastic addition to our finance team and we didn’t think twice about nominating her for the York Apprentice of the Year Award. Lauren’s AAT Level 3 and 4 studies have given her the foundations to excel in her role with Limited and we are looking forward to supporting Lauren in her career going forward.”

Apprentice Matthew Tarn, formerly of Huntington School, said: “My engineering apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to work with some phenomenally knowledgeable and talented people at Nestle, and they really helped me to learn. I was surprised to receive the Apprentice of the Year in my age group – it made the ceremony even more enjoyable.”