Hull College shortlisted for Apprenticeship Provider of the Year (Training Provider) in the 2023 AIM Empowering Futures Awards

This recognition reflects the college’s outstanding commitment to delivering exceptional apprenticeship training and support to empower individuals for a brighter future.

Amy Drury (Head of Employer Engagement), Christian Smith (Head of Apprenticeships), Michelle Nichols (Assistant Head of Apprenticeships), Nicola Clarke (Executive Director of Apprenticeships), Paul Coxon (Assistant Head of Apprenticeships), Trevor Spencer (Apprentice Support Mentor & Designated Safeguarding Officer for Apprenticeships)

The AIM Empowering Futures Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of end-point assessment organisations, AIM recognised centres, and employers in the past year. These inaugural awards have garnered a remarkable level of participation, with entries of the highest quality, all showcasing the incredible dedication to supporting and empowering individuals to achieve greatness.

The shortlist for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year (Training Provider) category includes other distinguished names in the sector:

Big Creative Training Ltd Blue Lion Training Academy Creative Alliance
Ginger Nut
Hull College
Remit Training

Hull College is proud to stand among these leading organisations and honoured to be recognised for its exceptional contributions to apprenticeship training and development.

Nicola Clarke, Executive Director of Apprenticeships at Hull College, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised as one of the finalists for the Apprentice Provider of the Year category. It is wonderful that the dedication and the support we provide for our apprentices at Hull College has been acknowledged by a prestigious organisation such as the AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

“This recognition is a testament to the unwavering commitment of the entire Apprenticeships team at the college to provide high-quality apprenticeship training and support. We are dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential and embark on successful careers. Our team works tirelessly to create a learning environment that nurtures talent and equips individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the modern workforce.

“It is not just a job for us; it’s a passion, and this nomination affirms our dedication to making a real difference in the lives of our apprentices. Being shortlisted for the AIM Empowering Futures Awards is a significant honour, and it motivates us to continue our mission with even greater enthusiasm. We will continue to strive for excellence in apprenticeship training, with a focus on helping individuals achieve their full potential and embark on fulfilling and successful career paths.”

The AIM Empowering Futures Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 9 November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham during AIM’s Empowering Futures Conference. The event promises to be a night of celebration, acknowledging the industry’s best and their remarkable accomplishments.

Kevern Kerswell, Chief Executive Officer of AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group, added: “We’re delighted that for these inaugural awards, we have received so many entries dedicated to celebrating the achievements of AIM’s centres and partners. All the entries are of a really high standard and demonstrate great commitment to supporting and empowering individuals to go on to do amazing things. Congratulations to all finalists. We look forward to celebrating their success as an industry on the 9th November.”

Hull College offers a wide range of high-quality apprenticeship programmes to develop industry-specific skills through a combination of training – both in the workplace and in the classroom – delivered by qualified and experienced tutors. The college works closely with businesses across Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to offer apprenticeships for everyone, designed to meet the needs of employers and learners in various sectors and industries. For more information, please contact the college’s dedicated apprenticeship team on 0300 3302010 or via email at