News & Views

Kingswood awarded Gold in Apprenticeship Employer Awards

We are delighted to announce that Kingswood has been awarded Gold at the Apprenticeship Employer Awards 2017.

Kingswood was presented with the award at The Celebration of Apprenticeships Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at The Grange London Tower Bridge Hotel.

Hosted by Apprenticeships 4 England, the Apprenticeship Employer Awards 2017 are to reward Businesses who have excelled in contributing to the development of Apprenticeship programmes in England. This award recognises and celebrates commitment to developing workforce through Apprenticeships and supporting employees during their training.

The event was attended by members of Kingswood’s Human Resources and Training departments and Chief Operations Officer, Jason Andrews. The award was accepted on behalf of the company by Robert Sidley, Learning and Development Manager and Myke Obasuyi, Chief Activity Instructor at Dearne Valley.

Myke joined Kingswood nine years ago as part of our Apprentice Instructor programme and is now Chief Activity Instructor - he was awarded Employee of the Year 2016. This week Myke has also been representing the company at the National Apprenticeship Show where he was interviewed by the BBC.

"We are very proud to have been awarded Gold at the Apprenticeship Employer Awards in recognition of Kingswood's Apprenticeship programme. We have recruited over 1000 apprentices in our centres since the launch of the programme in 2012 and look forward to offering more apprenticeship opportunities to young people in years to come"
Jason Andrews – Chief Operating Officer, Kingswood