Redrow has been awarded ‘Apprentice Employer of the Year’ at the 2016 Express & Echo Business Awards. The award recognises organisations which go the extra mile to help their apprentices succeed and are inspirational role models for other employers.
Redrow was awarded ‘Apprentice Employer of the Year’ for its Apprenticeship Programme, which is proactively developing and driving the number of apprentices into its business in a bid to address the shortfall in the number of skilled trades people in the South West.
Speaking about the award Redrow Regional Director (West Country), Keith Miller commented:
“We’re delighted to be recognised for our dedication to our apprentices – we believe they are the lifeblood of the business, as they form the future supply chain of workers, future site managers – even future directors. We were up against some really strong contenders in the awards category, so this is a huge achievement for Redrow.”
“Young people bring fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the workforce, and we’re proud to have an Apprenticeship Programme that helps develop young talent and increase business productivity. We’d like to thank the judges for this recognition and look forward to welcoming many more apprentices in the West Country as we support the Redrow pledge to take on 100 apprentices in 2016.”
Since its launch, Redrow (West Country) has recruited a total of 30 apprentices across its office, commercial and technical departments, as well as trade apprenticeships for its new homes sites. Redrow has 130 trade apprentices across the country, and over 160 apprentices in total enrolled in programmes such as business administration, commercial and technical. Offering their range off apprenticeships, Redrow has been recognised as a top 100 apprenticeship employer for by City & Guilds for three consecutive years.