Work and training experts, APM, have celebrated the success of its apprentices as part of a special series of companywide events to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
The events focused on the achievements of seven apprentices based at APM delivery sites across the West Midlands and North East.
Committed to “growing its own”, the company has invested in the futures of its employees through a far reaching training and development programme.
They include Jodie Burrows, a 25 year-old from Stone in Staffordshire undertaking a level 3 apprenticeship in business administration.
“Being an apprentice has been a great way to learn new skills, experience new things and access all of the support that I need,” said Jodie, who was first introduced to the company through its delivery of Work Programme.
“Having joined the company five years ago, I’ve progressed from a level 2 with APM and am now part way through a level 3 apprenticeship.
“I’m in a role where I’m providing management information to the business and helping our apprenticeship team to provide opportunities to others, so i really have come full circle!”
In addition to the development of its own staff, APM provides a range of apprenticeships to partner employers, helping to support more than 350 apprentices of varying ages across the UK.
National Apprenticeship Manager, Allison Pemberton said: “National Apprenticeship Week is a great time to focus on the achievements of individuals and we’re delighted to be able to honour Jodie and her peers who are doing a terrific job within our own business.
“APM is a fast growing apprenticeship and skills provider and with the onset of the apprenticeship levy, we’re looking forward to meeting the needs of an ever greater number of apprentices and employers.”
Notes to Editors:
Founded by four female occupational therapists in 1994, APM is an international employment and training business with more than 1,200 staff at 400 sites in UK, Australia & New Zealand.
A private company still wholly owned by its founders, APM UK delivers a diverse portfolio of employability, skills, youth and justice contracts, most notably Work Programme, Working Capital, National Citizen Service and National Offender Management Service.
Australia’s leading provider of government vocational rehabilitation services, the business has a mission to improve the lives of one million people by 2020. For more information please visit www.apm-uk.co.uk or contact Paul King on 07739 677 202.