Communications Service Businesses (Arvato, Bertelsmann Printing Group)
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Category: Prizes & Awards
Arvato UK can count itself among the most prestigious addresses for apprentices in the UK. The National Apprenticeship Service, a state agency for the coordination of apprenticeship offers and consulting, features Arvato in its annual Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List, recognizing companies that comply with the highest standards of excellence in employing apprentices.
The judges were impressed by Arvato's apprenticeship program, which has led to more than two thirds of trainees moving into full time positions and a promotion rate of 69 percent for those that become permanent employees, far outstripping the national average of 23 percent. The program provides a 12-month apprenticeship with an NVQ Level 2 qualification in business administration or ICT and vocational placements across a range of departments, including finance, procurement and customer service. Since 2009, 89 trainees have completed apprenticeships with Arvato. The company currently employs almost 1,500 people across nine sites in the UK.
Debra Maxwell, CEO, CRM Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland, said: "Apprenticeships not only provide an important route into the workplace for young people but they deliver a fresh source of ideas and can help build up the skills sets and talent organizations need for the future. We take our responsibilities to the local communities we work in very seriously, and supporting youth employment and training is key to this. We are proud that our efforts in this area have been recognized through the inclusion on such a prestigious list."
The top 100 list, now in its 13th year, recognizes organizations that have apprenticeships at the core of their business and are benefitting from growing their own talent and developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. The full list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards ceremony, which took place at the end of January in London.