Emanuel Whittaker has top apprentices – it’s official!

Oct 31, 2013

By Lee Bradbury, Health, Safety & Environment Manager

Emanuel Whittaker scooped four awards at an inaugural apprenticeship award ceremony recently.

The event hosted by Salford based Salix Homes is designed to recognise and celebrate Salford based residents who are working through apprenticeships whilst carrying out planned refurbishment works on their properties and we are really pleased to have taken so many of the gongs.

Both Luke Carroll (Multi-skilled and Joinery) and Matthew Casey (Wet Trades) won their respective Best in Trade Awards in recognition of the skills and ability that they have developed over the course of their apprenticeships.

Rachel Howarth was voted by her apprentice colleagues to win the Apprentices’ Apprentice Award in recognition of her skills, attitude, willingness to help others and commitment to achieve.

Our final award went to one of our Site Managers, Tam Graham, who won the Apprentice Mentor Award in recognition of his efforts to help and encourage all the apprentices on his sites to remain focused, overcome problems, produce work-based evidence and make a success of their training.

We firmly believe in giving young people the chance to train for a long term career.  The Emanuel Whittaker apprenticeship scheme is run in close partnership with our clients and local colleges such as Salford City College, Manchester Skills Centre and Oldham College and we are proud to deliver a programme of modern apprenticeships, work opportunities and work experience.  Clearly we must be doing something right to win so many accolades.

We think we have trained around 700 apprentices in our 175 year history.  The   positive   impact   of apprenticeships on individuals, businesses and the economy should not be under-estimated.

In this time of record high youth unemployment, apprenticeships offer a skills-based learning programme which helps young people earn a living and provides employers with access to a pool of talented new recruits.

We are very proud of our award winning young people and we are also grateful to Salix Homes for developing this award scheme which recognises their hard work and determination.

Well done everyone.

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