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College gives top marks to county’s business awards

Karen and Patrick Wilkin of Swallow Fish, Seahouses, which recently recruited an apprentice, with Linda Weddell from Northumberland Colleges business training solutions team. Piicture by Crest Photography

Karen and Patrick Wilkin of Swallow Fish, Seahouses, which recently recruited an apprentice, with Linda Weddell from Northumberland Colleges business training solutions team. Piicture by Crest Photography

Having supported the annual Northumberland Business Awards for several years, Northumberland College is once again showing its support by this year proudly sponsoring the Apprentice Trainee of the Year Award.

Northumberland College works with more than 700 businesses across the North East, including small businesses and large enterprises from industry sectors as diverse as construction to craft food manufacturing.

The college, which is ranked within the top ten per cent in England, offers high-quality training that includes one of the largest ranges of apprenticeships in the region, with more than 40 subject frameworks.

Its dedicated Business Training Solutions team delivers tailored training solutions to meet employer needs.

Services to businesses include free recruitment and candidate matching, as well as pre-employment training that ensures new recruits share company values and higher education courses that aid continuous professional development.

A college spokesperson said: “The Apprentice Trainee Award recognises those who have shown dedication to the apprenticeship scheme through their mentorship, so we encourage employers to enter the awards and celebrate their staff commitment.”

There is still time to make a nomination for this year’s awards. The event on Thursday, November 20, at Linden Hall, with a black-tie dress code, will feature a gala dinner recognising and celebrating business excellence within Northumberland.

The event is open to any businesses based in Northumberland. Simply visit the nepress.co.uk website for further information and to submit your nominations, or alternatively, fill in the nomination form on this page and send it to the address marked on the form or visit our website www.northumberland gazette.co.uk.

The categories for the 2014 event are Small Business of the Year (under ten employees); Business of the Year (11 plus employees); Employer of the Year; Apprentice / Trainee of the Year; Innovation Award; New Business (under two years); Best Green Business Award; Exporter of the Year; Leisure Award; Creative Industries Award; Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards are organised by Northeast Press, publishers of the News Post Leader, Morpeth Herald and Northumberland Gazette, and Tweeddale Press, publisher of the Berwick Advertiser.

 

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