Celebrate Sheffield’s talented apprentices in these annual awards

Do you know a hardworking apprentice that deserves recognition for their efforts in the workplace? Now is your chance, as nominations are open for the Sheffield City Region Awards.

By Kian Rains
Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:56 am

The Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards celebrate and reward apprentices and training providers that are excelling across the Sheffield City Region.

ESC Global and Doncaster College are encouraging people to enter the SME Employer of the Year Award, which is open to businesses with (1-249) employees offering apprenticeships.

Victoria Slingsby, group strategy and compliance manager At ESC Global said: “We are fully committed to and invest in our apprentices; they are the future of our business. Our apprentices are equals; at ESC Global, you’ll do more than make a brew and do the filing – our apprentices are in business-critical roles contributing to our success and growth.

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Apprentices at a previous awards event in 2019.

“From the outset, we embed our apprentices into clearly defined roles with specified support delivering our core business objectives. We pair them with experienced mentors and develop an interesting and varied portfolio of work.

“ESC Global benefits significantly from several apprenticeships across our business as we ‘grow our own’.

Combining on-the-job training with off-the-job learning, ESC Global apprenticeships are an effective way of growing our skills base and investing in our local community, local learning establishment, Doncaster College, and the future of Doncaster’s youth."

She added: "Our apprenticeship programme has also helped to improve the socio-economic and ethnic composition and diversity of our company.”

Doncaster College.

This year, Barnsley College is sponsoring the Large Employer of the Year category - this category is open to businesses with 250+ employees offering apprenticeships.

Studying an apprenticeship at Barnsley College equips students with the necessary skills to achieve their career goals – they offer over 100 apprenticeship pathways across industry sectors.

TT Electronics - Winners of the 2019 Large Employer of the Year Award believe that a “Real World” experience is what makes an apprenticeship beneficial, with their apprentices making a true contribution to the business, like any other employee.

Judges will be looking for businesses to demonstrate what training programmes you offer, evidence of the benefits apprenticeships have brought to the organisation and ongoing commitment to providing opportunities to apprentices.

The awards.

Visit www.scrapprenticeshipawards.co.uk to register and compile your entry before the closing date of June 30.