Regional Winners at Apprenticeship Awards!

November 7, 2017 | Share this article


We are very proud to announce that our Apprenticeship programme has been awarded ‘Best Newcomer (Large Employer)’ at the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017. This is an incredible award to win and a big  thanks goes to Sarah Mitchell in our Talent Acquisition team for all her efforts in submitting our entries and tirelessly championing our apprentice programme. We now have the chance to get through to the national finals!

The awards are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. On that front, Initiative’s very own Gemma Appleford was Highly Commended in the Advanced Apprentice of the Year category. This is a great achievement for Gemma. She was the only regional finalist representative from Mediabrands and she was up against 17 other finalists in her category, all from completely different industries. Please join me in congratulating Gemma for all her hard work and this amazing recognition.

This was the first time we have entered these awards, both as an Employer and an Apprentice and unlike many other awards we enter as a business, we were competing against companies from all sectors, such as GlaxoSmithKline and IBM. Being recognised amongst all these industries highlights that all our hard work in championing apprenticeships and striving to welcome the best talent into our agencies, is paying off.

Now fingers crossed for the National Awards!