We’re proud to have been named as a finalist for the inaugural North Midlands and South Yorkshire Apprentice Awards.
The awards have been organised by Johnston Press – the publishing group behind The Derbyshire Times, The Star and the Sheffield Telegraph – to celebrate the best on-the-job training schemes across these regions. Arvato has been short-listed in the large employer category for our work with Chesterfield Borough Council, which has trained 63 apprentices since 2010.
The Chesterfield scheme is one of several apprenticeship programmes which Arvato operates across our local government partnerships. The schemes ensure that the right talent is developed to help our public sector partners tackle the skills challenges they will face in the years ahead.
All of our apprenticeships are based on 12 or 18 month NVQ Level 2 qualifications in business administration, customer service or ICT, providing placements across a range of departments. Our goal is to develop the relevant skills our apprentices need to move into full-time employment. In Chesterfield, this has led to 17 trainees being directly taken on as permanent employees within the partnership.
Adele Matthews, former apprentice and now Customer Care Advisor in our Chesterfield partnership, said: “I got a lot of support and help from everybody throughout my apprenticeship and before my 12 months came to an end, I was offered a permanent role as I already had all the skills I needed. It’s lovely to work for a company that treat their employees with respect and fairness and always want the best for us.”
The awards take place on 16th May in Sheffield. Keep an eye on our twitter to find out how we get on.