Human Resource Manager Claire Evans was announced as Coleg y Cymoedd Student of the Year at this year’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development South East Wales Awards held at St David’s Hotel in Cardiff.
The annual awards celebrate excellence and a Student of the Year is announced for each training provider – in this case the training provider, Coleg y Cymoedd, nominated Claire for her hard work and dedication to her studies.
Claire, who is from Llantwit Fardre and works for The Hotel Collection, studied the CIPD Certificate Level 3 in Human Resource Practice and has been promoted to the position of HR Manager for the Angel Hotel since commencing the course.
On being presented with her award Claire said: “It was a fantastic surprise to receive this award. Thank you so much to Julia who was an excellent tutor, mentor and support. The group of students that we had on this course were so lovely and helpful. We got on extremely well and help each other through the course and made it more enjoyable. It was not easy juggling the course, a full time shifted managerial role, young child and job searching but it has help me get my dream job.”
Coleg y Cymoedd CIPD Tutor Julia Collier said: “The college nominated Clare because she showed full dedication to the course and to her personal ambition of gaining her first rile within HR, having been in the Hotel leisure industry since university and balancing studying with a young family.”
“These awards from the CIPD, the professional body for HR, recognises students who have worked particularly hard during the course. Claire worked above and beyond and thoroughly deserved this award. She was always a keen member of the team, and always happy to engage.”
Coleg y Cymoedd have recently launched the Level 5 HR Management, which alongside the CIPD Level 3 HR Practice, which the college has been running successfully for years, will gain professional membership to the CIPD.