2024 Apprenticeship Awards

Apprentice of the year

Health and Social Care

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Congratulations to Jessica Owen


Congratulations Jessica!


The nominees for this award were:

Health and Social Care - Jessica Owens

Jessica Owens

Ansa Care Concept Ltd (Plas Dyffryn)

Conscientious learner Jessica Owens enrolled on a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care to enhance her skills and knowledge after being given additional duties within the care home where she works.

Studying for an Open University degree was put on hold as she completed the diploma in just 11 months due to her dedication, despite having a busy home life.

Described as a stand-out learner who sets her own goals, Jessica has been supported and encouraged by her manager who says she has the talent to go as far as she wants in her career.

Adam Summer Health and Social Care

Adam Sumner


Adam Sumner has overcome health problems to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and gain promotion to team leader.

With support from his training officer and learner services at Grwp Llandrillo Menai, he remained focused on completing his qualification while always prioritising the people he cared for.

Having struggled with his mental health during the pandemic, Adam showed great resilience during his training programme to develop and progress. He is now deputy manager in another setting.

Health and Social Care Janet Allen

Janet Allen


Janet Allen cried with joy when she achieved her Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, which she began at the beginning of the pandemic.

Having worked in hospitals before the pandemic, she moved to another setting to support carers of people with mental health issues and was initially apprehensive about being an older learner.

However, Janet was determined to achieve the qualification and the extra skills and knowledge she has gained have increased her confidence to support carers who speak highly of her dedication.


Award Sponsor

Carelink Homecare Services Ltd logo

Carelink Homecare Services Ltd was founded in 1988, our ethos of excellence at all times is reflected in our intent to deliver the most effective care possible to our Supported Individuals and their families in their own home, creating minimal disruption to their normal routines, encouraging independence and enabling a fulfilling lifestyle.

Carelink is incredibly proud of its commitment to developing its people and our strong partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. Our current Care Management team have all been promoted from our care team. We don’t see care as a job, we see it as a profession, staffed by professionals.