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College rewards students and Gloucestershire companies in 2019 awards ceremony

The achievements of students were rewarded at Cirencester College's annual awards ceremony - with two local employers also recognised for their support of graduating students.

The awards ceremony was attended by around 200 guests including past and present students and staff along with sponsors, family, friends and businesses local to the college.

More than 50 of the college's current students received awards to mark their ac

ademic achievements and successes over the past year.

There were also awards for two businesses who have been key supporters of students graduating from the college.

Corin Group PLC were awarded with the Best Employer Contribution to the College - Career Ready award.

Over the course of several years, Corin have offered internships for students in engineering, marketing, project management, logistics and finance.

Students gained invaluable experience were invaluable experience which helped them make decisions about their future. Anna Stretch received the award on behalf of the company.

The Number Cruncher won the 'Award for Best Employer Contribution to the College - Apprenticeships'.

Howard Smith of Number Cruncher was recognised for being committed to developing the skills and knowledge of local young people.

Number Cruncher currently employs two apprentices to support their

rapidly growing accountancy business in Cirencester.

The company has provided excellent opportunities, training and support for College students.

Principal Jim Grant welcomed those in attendance, congratulating students on their individual successes but also thanking them for their contribution to the College.

Mr Grant's speech touched on the future of the College and the successes it continues to have, including the exciting new launch of T-levels and the opportunities they provide.

The Chair of Corporation, Peter Holmes, also addressed the students.

Mr Holmes congratulated the award winners, and wished them every success in the future. He advised the students to work hard and to make the most out of every opportunity possible.

As is tradition, a guest speaker and College alumni was invited to present the awards and also give a speech to students.

Karen Gregory, a young-adult fiction author, gave those receiving awards her congratulations, and also some advice for the future.

Cirencester College are holding an open evening on Thursday, February 6 between 5-8pm.

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