Cambridge Regional College is pleased to be sponsoring the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year category at this year’s Newmarket and District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
The category is open to all local businesses to recognize an outstanding apprentice/trainee with qualities and skills that exceed expectations.
Laraine Moody, assistant principal and head of employment engagement, said: “Apprenticeships are at the heart of what we do in the Directorate of Employer Engagement at Cambridge Regional College. It is our area of expertise and we understand how employing a good apprentice can be a positive and rewarding experience for a supportive employer. This is why we are sponsoring this award and look forward to working more closely with NDCC and employers members. This award will be an acknowledgment to all those apprentices who work hard and make a difference to the company they work for.”
Cambridge Regional College has a long history of working with both small and large businesses, both locally and regionally to develop the potential of their staff. To date, it has worked with over 380 Suffolk businesses, more than 150 of those based in Newmarket.
Its training is based on listening to the training needs of the local business community. Ofsted, in their 2012 report, commended how the college “works well in partnership with employers and external agencies to provide a curriculum that is highly responsive to the needs of the local and regional communities”.
For the last 11 years, Cambridge Regional College has built up a reputation as one of the largest apprenticeship training providers in the Eastern region, with almost 4,000 apprentices in learning - something the college is really proud of.
Laraine added: “We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality apprenticeship programme, but we also do so much more. We talk to employers to see what their training requirements are. We offer our professional recruitment services free of charge. We interview every applicant to make sure they are the right person for that company. We will coach and support potential apprentices through our pre-employment training to give them the best possible chance of success.
“Throughout their programme we will make sure both the apprentice and the employer are happy with each other and their progress. We encourage learners to continue to the next level and reach their full potential.”
As well as apprenticeships, Cambridge Regional College also provide a wide range of training solutions designed with businesses and professionals in mind. These include professional qualifications, development workshops, e-learning options and bespoke training.
This year’s business awards take place at The Granary Barns, Woodditton, on November 29.
For more information, or to download an entry form, visit www.newmarketanddistrict.co.uk. Find out more about Cambridge Regional College at www.camre.ac.uk