Apprentices from Derwent Training Association, GlaxoSmithKline Ulverston, IBM, JCB, Nottingham City Homes, Redrow Homes, Severn Trent Water and WSP have been named National Finalists in the search for the apprentice team of the year.
After four months of hard work by teams from the country’s leading apprentice employers, training providers and colleges, the National Finalists of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge were announced at the House of Commons by Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive of organisers Brathay Trust.
Four regional Finalists were announced as GlaxoSmithKline Ulverston (North-West winner) Nottingham City Homes (North-East winner), IBM (South East winner) and JCB (South West winner). They are joined by four additional finalists Derwent Training Association, Redrow Homes, Severn Trent Water and WSP.
The teams taking part in the Challenge have spread the word about apprenticeships visiting nearly 500 schools and youth groups to talk about the benefits of earning while you learn on an apprenticeship. The teams also hosted over 120 business events to talk to potential employers about offering apprenticeships, recruiting nearly 400 organisations to start hiring apprentices.
The National Finalists will now continue their work until early June, when they will be invited to Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters for the Logistical and Team Building Finale where the apprentice team of the year will be announced on 14th June.