Apprentices from Pall Corporation have been announced as this year’s winners for The Cornwall College Group’s (TCCG) Apprenticeship Games. 

Now in its seventh year and coinciding with the National Apprenticeship Week, the games bring together apprentice teams from various businesses for competitive events, testing their mental, physical and creative skills.  

Cornwall College Camborne opened its doors to welcome 16 apprenticeship teams to compete for the “Apprenticeship Team of The Year” trophy.  

After a gruelling day of competition, Pall emerged victorious as the first-place gold medallists, closely followed by Wales and West scooping silver award, with King’s Service Centre hot on their tail, securing a third-place bronze award.  

Head of apprenticeships at TCCG Teresa Copping said: “We’re incredibly proud to have hosted another successful year of Apprenticeship Games and celebrate the valuable partnerships we have with regional employers.

“The event highlighted the incredible talent and professionalism of our apprentices, and recognises the significant contribution they make to their respective industries. 

The games also provide a platform for apprentices to showcase their skills and network with other apprentices from different industries.”  

Apprentice trainer at Pall, Shaun Carter, was thrilled their group won this year’s competition. 

He said: “Apprenticeships are a vital part of our business and it’s fantastic to see so many apprentices from around Cornwall take part in Apprenticeship Games, working together and competing. On the day it was great to see the team pull together, displaying great communication skills and winning the team-work award for the day, as well as being crowned overall winners.”  

The Apprenticeship Games, sponsored by Cornwall Opportunities, tested skills in eight challenges; from making pancakes, constructing wooden bridges and hairdressing, to competing in esports, undertaking police investigations and testing their knowledge in a quiz round.