» 7th September 2016
The 2016 awards, run by the National Apprenticeship Service and now in their 13th year, recognise employers and apprentices from across England that can demonstrate how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers, while recognising excellent businesses that grow their own talent with apprenticeships and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
DBS are proud to have been shortlisted in the Medium Employer of the Year category for the East Midlands Region, the winners of which will be announced on Wednesday 5th October at an awards ceremony hoasted at Sketchley Grange.
If successful their application will then be assessed by a national judging panel for a chance to attend the National Finals to be held on 20th January 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. National Finalists will be announced in early December.
The very best employer category entries will also feature in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers List 2016.
To view a full list of the employers and apprentices shortlised please use the links below:
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon said:
'Congratulations to every one of the National Apprenticeship regional finalists announced today. They are worthy ambassadors and a shining example of how becoming an apprentice is potentially life transforming -offering jobs and security for the future.
Apprenticeships are a ladder of opportunity for people of all backgrounds. They provide the skills and training our country needs and give employers the means to take their business from strength to strength.'
Sue Husband, Director, National Apprenticeship Service said:
'The National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the commitment of employers to apprenticeships. The regional finalists have shown their dedication to improving their own skills or those of their employees by pledging to support apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships have a real impact on the skills of individuals, business performance and on the local and wider economy. Our awards showcase how apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce - for employers of all sizes - while improving productivity. Through an apprenticeship people of all ages can ‘get in and go far’ to gain the skills and knowledge they need for a rewarding career.
I congratulate every finalist on their apprenticeship achievements so far and wish them the very best of luck as the competition moves forward.'