We’re toasting success after our Recruitment Apprentice, Vikas Khan, and HR & Recruitment Manager, Andrew Gadd were named as 2018 Berkshire Apprenticeship Award winners, taking home the ‘Best Young Ambassador Apprentice’ and ‘Star Apprentice Manager’ accolades.
The awards, which took place at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel on 22nd November, showcased the achievements of trainees, employers and training providers across the region and celebrated the difference apprenticeships are making to businesses in Berkshire.
We were also shortlisted for the ‘Best Apprentice Employer’ and ‘Star Achiever Apprentice’ with our Finance Apprentice, Aleena Khan, and the win follows Vikas’ recent success at this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards, were he scooped the of South West ‘Intermediate Apprentice of the Year’ award.
Our Slough trainee programme has supported over 65 young people since its initiation in 2012, helping them to develop key employment skills and take their first step on the career ladder. The company’s inclusion in the AllAboutSchoolLeavers Top 100 Employers for School Leavers in 2018 and the Government’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list in 2017, is recognition of our excellent standards in employing apprentices.
Our apprenticeship delivery model provides a strong framework to support our trainees through their 12-month programmes and onto full-time roles and further education. In 2018, all of our apprentices have gone on to full-time employment within the business.
Niki Yates, Early Careers and Talent Manager, CRM Solutions, Arvato & Ireland, said: “Our apprenticeship programme is making a real difference to local young people in Slough and we’re committed to providing them with a well-structured scheme that offers them the skills and experience they need to start successful careers.
“We’re very proud of both Andrew and Vikas’ achievements and these awards are a testament to theirs and the team’s hard work and dedication over the last 12 months in ensuring our apprentices achieve their ambitions.
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