Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our apprentices, mentors and trainers, we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the coveted Employer National Apprenticeship Awards 2016.
Shortlisted for the ‘Macro Employer of the Year’ category for the North West region, we will be attending an awards ceremony on Wednesday 12 October at St. Helens RFC’s Langtree Park Stadium, where we will wait for the nail-biting results.
The 2016 awards, run by the National Apprenticeship Service and now in their 13th year, recognise employers and apprentices from across England that can demonstrate how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers. They also acknowledge businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
The Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy currently oversees over 1,000 apprentices, and has increased the amount of Apprenticeship places offered to school leavers by 68.9 percent since 2012, and 24 percent on last year.
Training Manager at Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy, Fay Gibbin, spoke of her excitement about the announcement, “We are incredibly proud and humbled to be shortlisted amongst several fantastic employers of apprentices across the North West of England.
“We invest a great deal of time and resources into our apprentices and firmly believe that ‘growing our own’ talent has been one of the fundamental contributors to the success of Busy Bees over the past 30 years. We’ve seen a number of talented practitioners join the business after leaving school and develop into well-rounded, dedicated and passionate Early Years Educators that provide the children in our nurseries with exemplary care every day.
“We look forward to celebrating not only our achievement, but those of the other shortlisted employers at the award ceremony in October and we will use this opportunity to continue to promote and advocate the importance and value apprentices bring to businesses across the UK.”