Staff Conference Award Winners 2022


At our Winter staff conference, teams from Hart Learning & Development and our sister company, North Hertfordshire College, come together to celebrate achievements and staff excellence. Staff from across the Group submit nominations for their peers, and even entire teams, who they believe have gone above and beyond in their work and have represented our community values.


Two Hart L+D team members were presented with awards for their dedication to their work and their students, alongside an entire delivery team.

Gary Evans – Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Tutor


Gary received multiple nominations for is colleagues in recognition of his work. His colleagues said:


“Gary works tirelessly and professionally to support other staff and develop his own knowledge and practice. He provides excellent coaching to both new and experienced staff on the use of various systems and goes above and beyond in keeping up with industry changes so that he can provide brilliant support to both his colleagues and apprentices.


“With a focus on better understanding assessment and working with awarding bodies, he has made sure that he and his colleagues can support all apprentices in being well-prepared for important exams and their end-point assessment. He regularly receives positive feedback from apprentices and employers alike.


“In the last year, he has supported his team with professionalism and passion, with the learners always being at the forefront of everything he does. He is incredibly hard-working and goes above and beyond to support learners and tutors.”


Functional Skills Team


“The Functional Skills team have achieved some great results this year and are genuinely going from strength to strength. They have taken on extra responsibilities that enable more learners to access the support they need whilst also integrating a new system to help learners grow and learn – a challenge that they have risen to and continue to drive forward.


“Improving year-on-year, the Functional Skills team have been able to deliver results that way out-perform the national averages, including in subjects that many learners find challenging.


“The team have an intense focus on delivering the most excellent experience for learners and this is demonstrated in the great feedback that they receive from their learners. In some cases, this comes from learners who have feared these subjects before and have now been supported to overcome their barriers and worries.”


Julie Purdie – Apprenticeship Programme Manager for Engineering and Construction


“Julie goes above and beyond in her role every day. She is always there to support her team, both professionally and emotionally.


“Julie juggles the needs of her team, the learners, the organisation, and employers on a daily basis (which is not an easy task!) and is always there to support anyone in crisis. She is fair and consistent in her approach and wouldn’t ask anyone to do something she wasn’t prepared to do herself. Julie is a hands-on leader with a very big heart.


“Described as ‘an incredible colleague,’ Julie has gone over and beyond with her support and in a very calm and light-hearted manner when the pressure has been on.”

Read the nominations from the rest of the winners from December 2022’s conference

The full list of winners and their nominations are available on North Hertfordshire College’s website.
Full List Of Winners