Arvato wins ‘Employer of the Year’ accolade at Asian Apprentice Awards
Arvato has won the ‘Employer of the Year’ category at the Asian Apprentice Awards, with two of the company’s young apprentices also named as finalists.
The business scooped the award in the Finance, Legal and Professional Services category, seeing off stiff competition from Lloyds Banking Group, Investec and EY to cement its place among the best in the industry for supporting young people from BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities in starting their careers.
The annual event aims to celebrate and showcase the achievements of British Asian apprentices and the companies that employ and train them.
Vikas Khan was a finalist for the Finance, Legal and Professional Services Apprentice of the Year category, with Aleena Khan shortlisted for the Judges Choice Apprentice of the Year award.
Sally Neale, HR Director, Arvato CRM Solutions, said, “Diversity and inclusion sit at the very heart of our company ethos and we’re proud of the success our programme is delivering for the communities we work in, helping young people develop invaluable skills they need to build their careers.
The business currently has a retention rate of 88.2 per cent for its apprenticeship programme and 144 entry-level trainees have joined the scheme since it started in 2012.
We have also been shortlisted for the upcoming Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) Awards in the apprenticeship diversity category and have received support from Slough MP, Tan Deshi for the work we do in the local community. He commented, “I’m delighted for Arvato to be recognised for the support, investment and opportunities they have provided for the young people of Slough.”
We are also finalists for four Welsh Contact Centre Awards, following high performance, securing a significant contract extension with the Department for Transport and achieving industry-leading technology accreditations in 2019.
Both awards ceremonies are taking place in March, so fingers crossed for further success!