The award recognises apprentices who have overcome significant challenges or barriers to learning or work.
We run our own, highly successful apprenticeship schemes as part of a 10-year plan to train more than 100 apprenticeships by 2027, and our partner Pye Homes runs a similar programme.
This year they’re running 12 new apprenticeships in a wide range of roles from bricklaying and carpentry to guest services and social media.
“The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic way of highlighting how successful apprenticeship programmes can be to local businesses,” said Megan Carter, our Head of HR.
“It’s so important to celebrate the successes of what these apprentices achieve individually as well as raising awareness of how vital it is for local firms and businesses to support apprenticeships across the county.
“We are particularly proud to be sponsoring the Special Recognition Award, as it recognises someone who has overcome challenges to achieve,” she added.
To qualify for the award apprentices must have completed a minimum of nine months of their current apprenticeship by the closing date of 14th February 2022 or have completed a full apprenticeship no more than 12 months ago.
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) is responsible for championing and developing the Oxfordshire economy through four priorities; people, place, enterprise and connectivity.