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The Apprenticeship and Training Award

This category is open to any business in the Cherwell administrative area meeting the Awards eligibility criteria, regardless of sector or size, that has exceeded normal standards and expectations in providing high-quality apprenticeship or other training to staff.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Positive and inclusive culture within an organisation in relation to recruitment, workforce development, mentoring, up-skilling and lifelong learning
  • Excellence and innovation in development and delivery of a company-wide training plan
  • Financial investment and/or utilisation of public-funded training, apprenticeship levy etc
  • Support for individuals to achieve recognised qualifications
  • Employee progression as a result of training undertaken
  • Where training has positively impacted on business outputs or practice