APPRENTICES at Keighley College have been recognised for their "determination and hard work" throughout the pandemic.

Twenty-nine first-year apprentices at the Bradford Road campus received accolades in the annual Milner Awards.

The honours, sponsored by Keighley Training Consortium, celebrate the achievements of those on the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering programme.

For the first time in the awards' history, all the apprentices were given prizes – each receiving a socket set and digital callipers.

Ronnie Magee, deputy head of technology at the college, said: "We wanted to celebrate each and every apprentice as they have all remained engaged and focused, despite the fact they had to learn during two extensive lockdown periods.

"The students have been motivated to achieve their qualifications whilst studying remotely, which has been challenging. These awards are a fantastic demonstration of the impact that working with local businesses can have on the next generation of talented apprentices."