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23 Jan, 2017
ISO Quality Services had a successful night on Friday 20th January 2017 at the National Apprenticeship Awards, as the company were Highly Commended in the category Small Employer of the Year.
After winning the regional award for the second time at the West Midlands Apprenticeship Awards in October 2016, the company was shortlisted for the National Award in this category.
As finalists, ISO Quality Services Ltd are also once again to be featured in the Top 100 Apprentice Employers across the UK.
From the 1000 initial entries, 9 apprentices and 18 apprentice employers were chosen as finalists for the awards.
ISO Quality Services Ltd started their apprenticeship scheme in 2012 and have now supported six apprentices. In the last year, the business has taken on three new apprentices to join their growing team in St Johns, Worcester. They have taken on different roles in the company including Client Services, Finance, and Marketing.
They will be continuing to support apprenticeships in their area and are beginning to prepare for the upcoming National Apprenticeship Week running from 6th – 10th March 2017, another good opportunity to celebrate your apprentices’ contribution to the workplace.
Upon being awarded highly commended, Jennifer Appleton, Operations Director said:
“It is absolutely wonderful that we were able to make it to the national finals for the first time, and fantastic to be recognised as highly commended in this category. Myself and the team at ISO Quality Services Ltd would like to congratulate the winner of the Small Employer of the Year award, Ebsford Environmental Ltd, and also congratulations to Blu Sky Tax for making it to the final stage.
Our apprentices bring so many benefits to the business and it was a brilliant event to be a part of. I’d like to thank the National Apprenticeship Service and Unilever for sponsoring the Small Employer of the Year category.”
The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, 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.
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said:
“The National Apprenticeship Awards enable talented apprentices and committed employers to receive the recognition they truly deserve – celebrating the achievements of apprentices and businesses and allowing them to gain the credit for investing in their own futures, whilst driving up quality and encouraging others to get involved.
“ISO Quality Services Ltd has been highly commended in the category of Small Employer of the Year and I would like to congratulate them on their brilliant achievement.”
To find out more about the benefits of apprenticeships, search on GOV.UK or to find out more on the apprenticeship awards visit https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-awards-2016. Alternatively call 08000 150 600 or follow @apprenticeships on Twitter or National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn.
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