Pendennis wins Apprenticeship Games

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Pendennis secured its place in the history books by winning the inaugural Apprenticeship Games.

Held last week at Cornwall College St Austell, businesses and organisations with apprentices battled it out in a range of events that tested their mental, physical and creative skills.

Each team took turns at a gaming challenge on a PS4, a University Challenge-style quiz round with mascots and buzzers, a cake decorating challenge, a rowing and cycling stage, a blindfold team-building challenge and a task involving getting tyres across a room without touching the floor.

The event for apprentices and their employers across the south west was a welcome and fun addition to National Apprenticeship Week, according to The Cornwall College Group principal, Raoul Humphreys.

He said: “This is about different businesses and apprentices representing a wealth of vital sectors for the region’s economy coming together to celebrate the thing they all have in common, an understanding of the value of apprenticeships.

“Apprenticeships are a great way for people of all ages to earn while they learn, with opportunities to progress to a degree-level qualification. We see so many apprentices develop into outstanding employees, and this event is a great way for employers and apprentices to showcase the skills they’ve developed along their journey.”