The much-anticipated annual Apprenticeship Games, hosted by The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), are set to kick off this February as part of the National Apprenticeship Week. 

Now in its seventh consecutive year, the nationally recognised competition will see some of the best employers and businesses in the region competing alongside their apprentices, to take home the iconic torch trophy. 

On Wednesday, February 7, the following teams will battle it out for gold, silver and bronze awards: South West Water, Cornwall Council, A&P Falmouth, Fugro GeoServices Ltd, Pendennis Shipyard, Pall Corporation, BD, Kings Service Centre, Imerys, Wales & West, Rittal, Team PESC, Cormac, Serco Engineering and Asset Management. 

This year, the competition promises a blend of dynamic and interactive challenges to test their communication, technical and networking skills, as well as putting their leadership, teamwork and communication skills to the ultimate test. 

Head of apprenticeships at TCCG, Teresa Copping, described the games as “a significant highlight in our calendar.” 

Cathie Kessel, employment and apprenticeship officer at Cornwall Opportunities, who are the main sponsors for this year’s event, is “delighted to support, recognise and celebrate local apprentices in such a fun and engaging way.” 

Concorde Recruitment, CCB and South West Water are supporting this year’s competition alongside Cornwall Opportunities as the main sponsors. 

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