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Group wins Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Award

Friday, 10 May, 2024

Apprenticeships Awards Employers

Chris Baker, Group Director of Apprenticeships at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (right) and Group Governor, Alex Miles (left)

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group was named as the Training Provider of the Year at the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024, acknowledging its commitment to achieving excellence in Apprenticeships.

Held at Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford on Thursday 9th May, the Annual Awards celebrated apprentices, employers, colleges, trainers and supporters across 14 categories.

Judges praised the effective relationships the Group has built with employers and its ability to meet skills priorities with its Apprenticeship provision, whilst supporting its apprentices to successfully complete their qualifications and progress onto fulfilling careers or further studies.

Sam Wright, Principal and Chief Executive at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year accolade at the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards, which is a testament the hard work and dedication of our staff. Apprenticeships are vital in meeting the skills needs within our economy and colleagues go above and beyond to understand the demands and challenges faced within different sectors when it comes to designing and delivering our Apprenticeship provision. This tailored approach ensures both employers and apprentices are fully immersed and supported in their apprenticeships, resulting in positive outcomes and progression routes for all.”

18 months after merger, the Group was the one of the first in the region to receive a ‘Strong’ skills rating by Ofsted and secure good grades across the board.

Employers also expressed their satisfaction with the Group’s Apprenticeship offer during consultations with Ofsted, enabling them to increase productivity, improve competitiveness and create a committed and competent workforce.

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group offers a range of Apprenticeship programmes in Business, Construction, Engineering, Healthcare and more.

It works with over 500 employers to deliver its Apprenticeship provision, which includes SMEs, local authorities and national organisations such as Unilever, Coca Cola, Haribo, ENGIE, Burberry, Warburtons, the Emergency Services, Bosch, Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, Mars and NHS Trusts.

Find out more about the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group’s Apprenticeship offer, at: Heart of Yorkshire Education Group - Apprenticeships

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 10 May, 2024

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