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

The competition is now in its seventh year and coincides with National Apprenticeship Week.

It welcomed 16 apprentice teams to compete in rigorous events that tested their mental, physical and creative abilities.

The tournament took place at Cornwall College Camborne on February 7.

After a tough competition, Pall Corporation snatched the first place trophy with Wales and West following suit, securing silver.

King’s Service Centre finished third and were awarded bronze.

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

She also emphasised the significance of the event: "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."

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Pall Corporation’s apprentice trainer, Shaun Carter, was thrilled with the victory: "On the day it was great to see the team pull together, displaying great communication skills and winning the teamwork award for the day, as well as being crowned overall winners."

The Apprenticeship Games comprised eight challenging tasks ranging from making pancakes and building wooden bridges to hairdressing, esports, police investigations and quiz rounds.

Offering experience into different vocations, King’s Service Centre level 3 business administrator, Paige Trestrail, deemed the games a "great opportunity to take on a few hobbies and learn more about each course area."

Meanwhile, another participant from South West Water relished the team-based military challenges.

Team Cornwall Council expressed a positive review for the event, praising the "great staff members, great venue and good choice of activities."

This sentiment was echoed by all participating businesses, which are already looking forward to next year's competition.

TCCG extends its heartfelt congratulations to all participants and thanks the sponsors, including its main sponsor, Cornwall Opportunities.

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