Rising Stars 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Newbury Business Today
APPRENTICE GRADUATION & AWARDS 2018 WEST BERKSHIRE TRAINING CONSORTIUM
MICRO EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR SUTHERLAND HEALTH
SMALL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR BENCHMARK
Their Nominator said: Sutherland Health have trained a young apprentice
Their Nominator said: Benchmark has supported the Apprenticeship programme for well over 30 years. Each year they take on 2-3 local Apprentices, who start on the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Furniture Making and then progress to their Advanced Apprenticeship. This year they have also invested in their first Engineering Apprentice. Apprentices benefit from an incredibly high standard of training as they develop the outstanding skills required to satisfy their clients. They have a well-structured training programme with a highly motivated team of mentors. To support this 8 of their managers have undertaken additional training that will better equip them for the challenges of future apprentices.
who progressed from the Great Start programme. They are an excellent employer and, they have been incredibly supportive and an absolute pleasure to work with. They have been open and honest and are willing to give people the chance to be part of the team and the opportunity to achieve. There has never been a problem arranging training or meetings and the employer has always been fully involved. This employer has provided a safe and supportive setting for their apprentice as he has grown in confidence and developed his skills in an environment where everyone has helped him to succeed. This employer has been amazing.
Matt Garvey Managing Director, West Berkshire Training Consortium We’re really grateful to Manley Summers for sponsoring the Small Employer of the Year category. A huge congratulations to Benchmark on being the winning finalist is a really excellent field of employers. It is worth remembering that a huge proportion of traditional young apprentices are employed each year by small employers all over the country. They, just like Benchmark, place huge investment in their apprentices and help train generations of workers. In Benchmark this is literally true because many of their former apprentices are managers and directors in the company The Mayor of Newbury, David Fenn, Kelvyn Dennis of Benchmark and Mikaela Collins
Nicola Penfound of Bayer, George Sutherland of Sutherland Health and Mikaela Collins
Rebecca Harrison Head of Talent Management at Bayer. We are delighted to be sponsoring West Berkshire Training Consortium’s Rising Star Awards. Bayer is committed to supporting young people to get a foothold on to the career ladder and this is the perfect way to celebrate both their hard work, and that of their mentors. Congratulations to all of the winners.
MEDIUM SIZED EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR ATKINS & POTTS
LARGE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR JAMES COWPER KRESTON
Their Nominator said: Year on year James Cowper Kreston have recruited and supported local young people to become their apprentices. They currently have 12 apprentices on programme. In the majority of cases, these apprentices rise through a robust training scheme to become highly qualified accounting professionals. Apprentices will not only complete their Advanced & Higher Apprenticeships in Accounting but also have the chance to study to level 7. They are fully committed to their apprentices and value the benefits of training young people into the organisation and supporting them to progress. James Cowper Kreston have provided exemplary additional support to apprentices who have either had difficulty at home or challenging personal circumstances.
Their Nominator said: All apprentices at Atkins and Potts are given top-class training through the company line managers. They encourage line managers to go through mentor training to provide them with the skills to support apprentices and get the most from the programme. Atkins & Potts give their apprentices the chance to attend WBTC added value workshops. As a result their apprentices have learnt far more than the required knowledge and competency for their apprenticeship The company will go out of their way to ensure the business covers any time needed if an apprentice requires additional support. The feedback from all apprentices is great. They are made welcome, immediately feel part of the team and they could not ask for more support.
Robert Young of Atkins & Potts, Lorraine Heath of BCoT, Nicola Young of Atkins & Potts & Mikaela Collins
James Gurney. Chief Executive, Newbury Weekly News We are proud to be a sponsor again this year, supporting the Rising Stars Larger Employer award. It is wonderful to see the achievements and success of the graduates through the opportunities offered to them by local businesses and West Berkshire Training Consortium. Congratulations to all involved in this uplifting culmination of hard work and determination. Clare Wilson of NWN, Mike Farwell Partner at James Cowper Kreston & Mikaela Collins
Anthony Bravo. Principal of Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) Congratulations to the finalists and winner Atkins and Potts. As one of the largest Apprenticeship providers in the region, we were delighted to attend the awards and see so many people successfully achieving Apprenticeships to support their career development. This wouldn’t be possible without hard work and dedication alongside fantastic mentoring and support from committed employers.
Details of all winners can be found here: http://wbtc-uk.com/2018-rising-stars-winners
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