This category kindly supported by Sterling Pharma Solutions, was established to celebrate and showcase member companies with a strong commitment to employing, nurturing and supporting apprentices. Judges were looking for exemplar employers who showcased not only the measurable benefits that apprentices have provided but the value gained by developing their workforce through apprenticeship schemes, examples of best practice and the support put in place to help the development of apprentices within the workplace.
The Apprentice Employer of the Year award celebrates and showcases outstanding commitment to employing, nurturing, and supporting apprenticeships.
This year’s winner, Quorn Marlow Foods, has exceeded expectations when it comes to looking after their apprentices. They pride themselves on employing apprentices in every discipline within the sector – all of whom have successfully completed their training and are now employed full time within the business.
This success led Quorn Marlow Foods to make a strategic change and, as a result, they have established a full apprenticeship scheme. They also created an on-site classroom purposely designed to inspire and now deliver practical training supported by mentoring and pastoral care.
Furthermore, the business has appointed a dedicated training manager and developed an ambassador programme to support future talent recruitment supported by outreach activities. By actively promoting the scheme, Quorn hope that it will resonate with the youth of today and bring more talent to the business.
Sustainability, health, and wellbeing is at the heart of Quorn’s ethos – and their apprenticeship scheme is an essential part of this framework.
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