Employer of the Year
We are very proud to have won Highly Commended in the Medium Employer of the Year category in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 for the whole of the South East of England. The 2016 awards, run by the National Apprenticeship Service and now in their 13th year, recognise excellent businesses from across England that grow their own talent with apprenticeships. We were one of 89 companies and apprentices from almost 1000 entries that were shortlisted for the Regional Finals.
It’s brilliant to have been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service for our apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships simply make sense. They’re good for our business – we get the right skills and a great attitude from our apprentices and in return we nurture young talent and aim to provide them with a fabulous career. Former apprentices make up more than half our workforce and fill some of the most senior positions in the company.When I look at the new apprentices in our workshop today I’m looking at the future of our business. Our apprenticeship programme really is the cornerstone of our business and it always will be.
Sean Sutcliffe – MD and founder of Benchmark