Category Archives: November 2016

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Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards ’16

Category : November 2016

Thursday night celebrated the best schools, apprentices, training providers and employers across the county at the annual Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards at West Midland Safari Park. Hosted by BBC’s The Apprentice contestant Tim Campbell, the evening began looking back on the last 12 months including the reigning Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year, whom is one of our own…

Situated at TreeTops Pavilion, Worcestershire Apprenticeships took over the venue with a mass of tables to host the hundreds of people who would be in attendance. TRS were invited to the VIP reception, along with the event sponsors: Worcester Bosch, Yamazaki Mazak UK, Morgan Motor just to name a few. After taking our seats, a VT was played to show how Worcestershire are proudly promoting the scheme with visits to parliament and appointments at schools to discuss apprenticeship options. It seems that all the county’s hard work is paying off with more employers offering apprenticeship programmes and more young people opting for this rather than university.

The last award of the evening ‘Apprentice of the Year 2016’ was TRS’s responsibility to award, following other categories; School of the Year, Training Provider, Newcomer Apprenticeship Employer, Small, Medium and Large Apprenticeship Employer, Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Level Apprentice of the Year and Apprenticeship Ambassador. Following a short Q&A with Victoria Rawlings, the previous winner, the crown was passed onto Pippa Dressler-Pearson from Southco Ltd.

TRS would like to congratulate all those for being shortlisted, the winners and the county’s incredible passion and belief in apprenticeships. With years of successful experiences with the scheme, TRS will continue to work closely with the Connected Schools and Business Programme.

 


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Strength to Strength

Category : November 2016

Continuing to climb the league tables, Worcestershire has once again put itself on the map. In most recent years, the county where TRS is based have been first in terms of higher level workforce skills growth, 2nd for growth in productivity and 3rd for growth in prosperity. TRS are very proud to have contributed to these statistics…

Back in 2013/14, TRS engaged in the apprenticeship scheme after noting the gap within the insurance industry in technology and the future workforce. Since then, TRS have focussed it’s efforts on offering more apprenticeship programmes across a range of subjects and supporting the professional development of those already employed within the company. This has not only improved staff retention but has enabled employees to be promoted into managerial positions.

growth-stats-16_172_c7b85523d0dbc207bad711dfd98aec00b252f6c5 With a huge investment in the improvement of services and products in previous years, the company have increased it’s share of the market with current partners and attracting new clients. Predictions into the new year only shows this rising alongside staff intake tripling.

The sixth annual Worcestershire LEP Conference at Chateau Impney showed many other local businesses sharing the same successes. This networking event was a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand how Worcestershire is developing into a creative and dynamic county from speakers of the LEP, Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP and managers from the Department of International Trade. TRS were featured on Worcestershires’ Vision after their achievements with apprenticeships and work placements.

The event closed with a small award ceremony, celebrating the outstanding contributions of individuals to the county. TRS congratulate all of the winners and look forward to seeing everyone next year!