Worcestershire-based OLPRO is celebrating being named as a finalist at two regional apprenticeship awards.
The camping equipment specialist has been announced as a finalist for ‘SME Employer of the Year’ at the 2021 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. Also, OLPRO’s Digital Marketing Apprentice, Katie Martin, has been named as a finalist for ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the West Midlands Apprenticeship Awards.
OLPRO has been recognised for its high quality apprenticeship programme that supports and helps develop the knowledge of apprentices in various aspects of the business. Katie was also celebrated for the immediate impact she had on the business’ marketing, developing creative and innovative marketing campaigns designed for people that are new to camping.
Daniel Walton, Founder of OLPRO, said: “We’ve been a proud employer of apprentices for many years now and we’re so proud to have been named as finalist for employer of the year and the whole team would like to congratulate Katie for being named as a finalist also!”
“We’ve had the pleasure to create and offer apprenticeship programmes that enable apprentices to develop and grow a range of skills, and really become a valued member of our staff. During 2021 we employed 2 new apprentices and next year we’ll be employing 3 more, all in different departments.”
Katie Martin, Digital Marketing Apprentice for OLPRO, said: “After graduating from University, I found that I didn’t have the right experience in digital marketing which is where my degree lacked. Having taken on an apprenticeship at OLPRO, I have gained invaluable experience in digital marketing.”
“What is so great about being an apprentice at OLPRO is the freedom to explore my ideas and take control of campaigns, social media and bring a fresh pair of eyes to the company. It’s great to be able to see the work I have made come to life and make an impact on our business’ marketing techniques.”
The West Midlands Apprenticeship Awards and Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards will be taking place in October and November respectively.