ISO Quality Services Ltd have been shortlisted for the National Apprenticeships Awards Finals after being named West Midlands Small Employer of the Year for the second time.
Worcester-based certification provider ISO Quality Services Ltd has been announced as a finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards, after winning at the West Midlands National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony in October.
The company was named West Midlands Small Employer of the Year for the second time, after also winning the award in 2015. The company have now been shortlisted for the National award in this category, competing against companies across England. There are a total of 89 companies and 81 individuals that are through to the finals across all categories, from the 1000 initial entries.
The National Apprenticeship Awards, which are run by the National Apprenticeship Service, provides employers and apprentices across England with a chance to step forward and show how much of a difference apprenticeships have made to their organisations and careers. Taking place on Friday 20th
January 2017 at Grosvenor House in London, the awards recognise excellence in two areas: apprentices that have proven their hardworking and determination in the workplace and businesses that support the growth of their apprentices whilst building on their talent as an organisation.
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service said:
“The National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the commitment of employers to apprenticeships. The regional finalists have shown their dedication to improving their own skills or those of their employees by pledging to support apprenticeships.”
“I congratulate every finalist on their apprenticeship achievements so far and wish them the very best of luck as the competition moves forward.”
ISO Quality Services Ltd started their apprenticeship scheme in 2012 and have now supported 6 apprentices. In the last year the business has taken on 3 new apprentices to join their growing team in St Johns, Worcester. They have taken on different roles in the company including Client Services, Finance, and Marketing.
Upon being named as National finalists, Jennifer Appleton, Operations Director said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been have been put forward for the National Award for the first time. Our apprenticeship scheme is at the very heart of our company and we are excited to be able to continue to offer opportunities for young people within our team.”