A University Hospital Birmingham logistics coordinator who is undertaking Level 4 Business Administration Apprenticeship with Walsall College is a finalist in the 2021 Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards.
Ben Phillips is in the running for the Apprentice of the Year – Professional Services award.
His nomination by the college recognises his resilience and dedication to his role throughout the Covid pandemic. This has included putting all his efforts into projects such as setting up a warehouse, distribution centre and stockroom for the Nightingale Hospital, as well as allocating and distributing PPE and a lateral flow test kit project rollout among frontline NHS workers.
The Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards are organised by BirminghamLive in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign which is creating hundreds of new apprenticeship roles across the city region.
Apprentices from across Greater Birmingham working in sectors such as construction, professional services and healthcare will be recognised alongside employers and training providers.
Kevin Davis, chairman of the Ladder campaign and chief executive of the Vine Trust, said: “Events like these are important for raising awareness and the confidence in the region’s resilient response to our recovery efforts.”
A total of 12 separate awards will be handed out at the ceremony next month including overall Apprentice of the Year.