On Wednesday 18 October, Teledyne e2v was presented with two awards at the East of England regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.
The high performance technological company, whose largest UK site is based in Chelmsford, was named Large Employer of the Year for the East of England. This prestigious award was given in recognition of the quality and structure of Teledyne e2vâ€™s apprenticeship schemes, which have recently gained IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) accreditation.
Alison McGuinness, Head of HR Operations at Teledyne e2v, said: â€˜I am very proud of our apprenticeship schemes and the investment we have made in key skills over the years. It is important that our schemes remain relevant to ensure we continue to attract good candidates year after year. This award recognises the fantastic work that our Apprentice Manager Chris Hawkins and the team do day in and day out to make this programme so successful.â€™
Matthew Pike, Engineering Technician, who works in Teledyne e2vâ€™s Space Imaging division, was announced as the Regional winner of the Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as an apprentice.
Upon receiving the award, Matthew said: ‘I am delighted to have won this award and am humbled by the amount of talent and knowledge surrounding me during this process. I chose an apprenticeship as I am a practical learner and prefer to see an application for the content I am learning becoming realised rather than just concentrating on the theory. Throughout the duration of my apprenticeship, my self-confidence has grown immeasurably – as well as learning how to communicate in a professional manner, I have been involved in some fascinating space projects. As of this year, I have taken on an additional role as an Apprentice Coordinator and I thoroughly look forward to continuing on a Higher apprenticeship, being sponsored through to degree over the next five years.’
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said: â€˜The National Apprenticeship Awards allow talented apprentices and committed employers from across our regions to receive well-deserved recognition for their apprenticeship achievements.
â€˜Winners recognised at these awards show the range of sectors and variety of job roles apprenticeships are available in, and how they can deliver the skills employers need. I congratulate all winners on their success so far and the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition.â€™
The annual National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their fourteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices, and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
Applications for the September 2018 intake of Teledyne e2vâ€™s apprenticeship schemes will open in December â€“ visit https://www.teledyne-e2v.com from December to apply.
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The National Apprenticeship Awards
Now in their 14th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards are an opportunity to highlight the many success stories and the benefits of apprenticeships. There are six employer categories ranging from small to macro, and two newcomer categories. Categories are open to employers of all sectors. For the fifth year running, the very best employer category entries will have the additional bonus of featuring in the prestigious annual Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list. There are four apprentice categories, which are: intermediate, advanced and higher or degree apprentice of the year, and the hotly contended Apprenticeship Champion of the Year.Â
The National Apprenticeship Service
The National Apprenticeship Service supports the delivery of apprenticeships in England. It offers free impartial advice and support to employers looking to recruit for the first time or expand their apprenticeship workforce. This includes simplifying the process of recruiting an apprentice through the support of employer focused teams and â€˜Find an apprenticeshipâ€™ recruitment sites on GOV.UK where employers can advertise their vacancies and potential apprentices or trainees can apply. Call 08000 150 600 or search for apprenticeships onÂ https://www.gov.uk to find out more.