Stockport accountants Bennett Verby have been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices.
The list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which took place on 18 January at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
After a tough selection process, the most exceptional apprenticeship employers from all of the National Apprenticeship Awards employer categories went forward to feature in the list, which showcases the breadth of employers who now offer apprenticeships.
Bernard Verby, CEO of Bennett Verby said
“We are delighted to be recognised in this way and feel it is a testament to the quality of our apprentices. Bennett Verby has a strong corporate culture and focus on the people within the business, and this is reflected onwards in the personal way we treat our clients.”
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service commented on Bennett Verby being named a Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer:
“The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list 2017 demonstrates clearly the impact apprentices can have on an organisation. Apprentice employers are creating opportunities for individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed, up to degree level, while working and earning.
“These Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers are making a difference to the lives of their apprentices by investing in their future. In return, apprentices are helping employers to develop a skilled, qualified workforce to build a stronger economy.
“I hope the success of these Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers will mean more businesses across England aspire to follow their example and to find out for themselves how apprenticeships help to grow a skilled and highly qualified workforce.”
Bennett Verby’s Training Manager Adam Rhodes has also been asked to represent Bennett Verby in the North West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. This network is an employer-led body supported by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Its remit is to encourage more employers to become involved in apprenticeships across England, whilst reporting back to Government on issues and successes that arise from their policies.
Bernard congratulated Adam in his success:
“Thanks should go to Adam for his hard work with our apprentices and the National Apprenticeship Service. His dedication to this has resulted in several award nominations and our inclusion in the Top 100.”