Regional National Apprenticeship Awards 2015 finalists announced
This year’s National Apprenticeship Awards will see almost 200 companies and individuals competing for the prestigious accolades.
The 2015 awards, now in their twelfth year, recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own apprentice talent and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplace.
The 200 regional finalists fought off competition from over 1000 other entries made to the National Apprenticeship Service, which runs the Awards.
Eleven regional ceremonies will take place across the country in October, and each ceremony will celebrate winners and highly commended entries in 10 categories, which include.
Small Employer of the Year
Medium Employer of the Year
The BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year
The BT Award for Macro Employer of the Year
The EDF Energy Award for Newcomer SME of the Year
The Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer of the Year
The McDonald’s Award for the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
The EAL Award for the Advanced Apprentice of the Year
The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for the Higher Apprentice of the Year
The City & Guilds Award for the Apprenticeship Champion of the Year
After the regional ceremonies, the winners will progress to the next stage of the competition, where their applications will be assessed by a national judging panel. The national finalists will be announced in early December and will be invited to a glittering national ceremony on 26 January 2016, at Grosvenor House, London.
Employer finalists for the West Midlands include:
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Compass Group UK & Ireland
eTech Solutions Ltd
Green Lighting Ltd
Halfords Ltd (Retail)
ISO Quality Services Ltd
Jaguar Land Rover ltd
The Community Housing Group
The Landscape Group
Apprentice finalists for the West Midlands include:
We wish them all the best of luck!