From New Employer Of Apprentices To Award Winner – One Business’ Journey

From New Employer Of Apprentices To Award Winner – One Business’ Journey

How does a business go from a brand new employer of apprentices, to one which is nationally recognised as a top employer in 18 months? Find out from Great Annual Savings Group in County Durham that launched its apprenticeship scheme 18 months ago with an ambition to attract local talent and provide long term career prospects. The scheme has been so successful they scooped the SME Newcomer Award at the North East Apprenticeship Awards and Highly Commended SME Newcomer at the National Apprenticeship Awards, also gaining a plaudit as one of the country’s Top 100 employers.

In this webinar we ask them about this journey, and find out what surprises, benefits and challenges they’ve encountered along the way. Adam Brown has been actively involved in the apprenticeship scheme throughout, from selecting the apprentices, to supporting them in the workplace, to being involved in the awards application. Adam will share the business’ journey from apprenticeship novice to award winner and will talk through how they’ve approached some of their apprenticeship processes, including:

  • Attracting and recruiting the best candidates
  • Creating supportive structures for the apprentices
  • Getting the best out of the apprentices for the business and the apprentice.

Also joining us on the webinar is one of the apprentices that has benefited from the apprenticeship programme to find out how the business’s approach has supported them in the business.

Join us for this free webinar designed to offer constructive and practical ideas to other businesses interested in apprenticeships.

Apprenticemakers is a not for profit impartial support service for businesses.


Date and time: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT