National Apprenticeship Service searches for apprentice team of the year

National Apprenticeship Service searches for apprentice team of the year

31 January 2013 / Be the first to comment

The National Apprenticeship Service is trying to find the apprentice team of the year, through its competition, the Brathay Apprentice Challenge. Now in its second year, the Challenge will test non-technical work skills and the personal attributes of apprentices. The top two teams from each of the four regions (Central, London and South East, North and South) will then battle it out to be crowned the apprentice team of the year with the competition culminating in an adventure challenge at the Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters from 10 to 12 June 2013.

Nominations close on 1 February but the competition has already seen entries more than quadruple on last year. It is being supported by organisations across England, including Bentley Motors, Capgemini, E.ON, Persona HR and Rolls Royce. Last year’s winner aerospace firm Cobham, has also entered a team of apprentices this year to defend their title.

Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive of organisers, Brathay Trust, said: ‘This year’s challenge is already shaping up to be a tough competition that will see apprentices given the opportunity to strengthen on both a personal and professional level. We are very much looking forward to seeing more entries submitted in the coming days and welcoming the finalists from across England and various sectors to Brathay in June.’

Meanwhile, Jaine Bolton, Chief Operating Officer at the National Apprenticeship Service, said: ‘We have already seen some great organisations enter teams, but we would welcome more entries to really hot up the contest. This competition gives apprentices the opportunity to shine and be recognised for the great contribution they offer to their employers. We also know that the skills they gain from this competition will stay with them for the whole of their working life and lead them to grow professionally.’

Get more information on the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.

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