UK rental company A-Plant has been honoured as Large Employer of the Year for organisations in Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire, in the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016.
The awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and the apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
A-Plant head of training Bob Harper said, “We are absolutely delighted to have won the Large Employer of the Year Award for organisations in the North West.
“It is amazing to think that back in 2005, the A-Plant Apprenticeship Programme started with just a handful of Plant Maintenance Apprentices to create the talent of the future and provide a pool of skilled employees familiar with our equipment and values. Today, we employ almost 150 Apprentices across our business, a number which continues to grow.
“Plant Maintenance remains our largest stream of Apprentices but we also offer apprenticeships in Customer Services, Driving, Mechanical Engineering, Payroll, Marketing, IT, Business Administration, Electro Technical, Welding and Fabrication and other disciplines.
"We are fully committed to our apprentice programme and we believe that they are an integral part of how our business grows.”