Two companies receive £500 award for contribution to local apprenticeships

Two companies have each been awarded with a £500 charitable donation as recognition of their work in promoting and developing the quality of apprenticeships in the county.

Apprentices in Business and The Prince’s Trust were both awarded £500 by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) after the two organisations were nominated to receive the financial contribution by the Worcestershire Apprenticeship team. The money was raised through the success of last year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2014 which attracted an audience of over 360 people.

Marlena Green, Partnership Manager of The Prince’s Trust, said: “We are really pleased that the Worcestershire LEP has recognised the work we do in providing high-quality work opportunities for young people. We will continue to use our expertise and experience to provide the younger workforce with a brighter future.”

Isla Buchanan, Founder Member of the Apprentices in Business, said: “We are delighted to receive this award and we look forward continuing our work in providing both businesses and apprentices with a stronger experience in apprenticeships. We aim to provide apprentices with like-minded groups of individuals to help them to network and socialise, improving their communication and networking skills.”

Gary Woodman, Executive Director at the Worcestershire LEP, said: “Apprentices add so much to the workplace and with over 10,000 people participating in an apprenticeship scheme, it is great to see The Prince’s Trust and Apprentices In Business rewarded for their hard work in providing high-quality apprenticeship places.”

Following the success of last year’s Apprenticeship Awards, this year’s awards, hosted by TV broadcaster Steph McGovern on 12 November 2015, are expected to be even bigger and better.

For more information on this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards and if you are also interested in providing an apprenticeship opportunity in the county, visit www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk and enquiries on attending the awards can be sent to awardsbookings@worcestershire.gov.uk.

You can also join the conversation on Twitter using #WorcsApprentices.