Held at the Guildhall in Hull, judges faced a difficult task in picking out the winners of the awards that celebrate apprenticeships in the region.
Councillor Pete Clark said:
“These awards celebrate the hard work of apprentices and also learners who have shined, challenging themselves to learn and develop new skills.”
“Businesses across the Hull and the East Riding have the opportunity to build a pool of high-quality future recruits for their sector. They do this by providing on-the-job training while helping young people take their first steps in employment.”
“Our apprentices are the next generation of practitioners of their chosen profession who also deserve to be congratulated and are a credit to the city.”
They acknowledged those who have gone the extra mile in supporting learners in the workplace.
Apprentices Help Industry Grow Tallent Pool To Fill Vacancies
Matthew Cox, of North Atlantic Holdings, said:
“As a company that has been a major part of the UK fishing industry since 1984. We’ve also been committed to investing in training for our people from the start.”
“This has been important to enhance the individual potential of our employees. Also to help build and secure a well-skilled workforce. As an industry, we have traditionally struggled to attract new talent.”
“As the first fishing company to offer apprenticeships in the UK. We firmly believe in the importance and value of workplace learning. This sponsorship supports our ongoing efforts to invest in local people and the community.”
Studies show that the number of people taking an apprenticeship in is decline. While numbers are down, the type of apprenticeship undertaken is far more complex.
Figures also show that more women than men now take up an apprenticeship in the UK.