Shortlist Announced for Medium Employer of the Year 2023

With Weston College's Annual Business Awards rapidly approaching, we’re excited to be bringing you another employer award nominees articles!

In this article we’ll be talking through our nominees for the Medium Employer of the Year award. Nominated are: Honeyfield Property Services, Rotamec, Thatchers Cider.

Good luck to all that have been nominated! Award winners will be announced on Thursday 15th June. Stay updated by following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages or by following #WestonCollegeBusinessAwards2023. 

Honeyfield Property Services

Honeyfield Property Services offers comprehensive building, construction, and refurbishment services tailored to the Bristol and South West regions. Renowned for our expertise and reliability, they have earned the trust of numerous prestigious organizations seeking exceptional contractors.

Their engagement with the college extends beyond mere collaboration, as Honeyfield Property Services serves as a pivotal apprenticeship provider, reinforcing their commitment to nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals. They have recently conducted workshops as part of the 'Building for the Future' and SEND initiatives, demonstrating their active involvement in promoting sustainable and inclusive practices within the industry.

They currently support six apprentices at Weston College, all of whom are guaranteed full-time employment upon completion of their apprenticeship. By consistently providing opportunities, comprehensive training, and valuable hands-on experience, they are dedicated to cultivating the talents of individuals and fostering their growth.


Rotamec is a Rotamec is a leading electromechanical services provider for rotating equipment. They specialise in the repair and sourcing of pumps, motors, gearboxes, generators, and power transmission components.

Rotamec has forged a highly beneficial partnership with Weston College, exemplifying their commitment to fostering education and professional development. Their unwavering support for the apprenticeship programme, active promotion of T-Level programmes, and enthusiastic participation in careers fairs and open evenings are testament to their dedication to nurturing talent and facilitating the growth of the next generation.

Rotamec's extensive expertise, strategic collaborations, and proactive efforts to cultivate emerging talent reflect their status as a distinguished and forward-thinking industry leader.

Thatchers Cider

Thatchers Cider is a family-owned business that has been crafting cider for over a hundred years. Thatchers and Weston College have been in close partnership since the launch of their apprenticeship programme in 2017. They now run several apprenticeships through the college and are endorsers of the Business and Hospitality Careers Excellence Hub, actively supporting T Levels and offering work experience.

Thatchers Cider has extended more than 35 apprenticeship opportunities to young individuals in the community. This number represents a remarkable 10% of their entire workforce, an achievement they remain resolute in augmenting as they continue to prioritise the growth and development of their workforce.

Thatchers Cider's enduring partnership with Weston College, their robust endorsement of career-focused initiatives, and their substantial investment in apprenticeship opportunities stand as a testament to their unwavering dedication to fostering talent, contributing to local economic growth, and shaping a prosperous future for the industry.

If you are passionate about education and are looking for an opportunity to join the staff team at a leading college, then look at the latest job vacancies available at Weston College here. You can find all the latest job opportunities that Weston College has to offer, with a commitment to providing quality education to students and a focus on continuous professional development for staff, Weston College is an excellent place to work and grow in your career.

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