Qa Wins Apprenticeship Programme Of The Year 2013
3 years ago

Leading apprenticeships provider retains the award for groundbreaking apprenticeship programme.

QA Apprenticeships won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award for the second consecutive year at last week’s prestigious Learning & Performance Institute awards.

In 2013 the Institute recognised QA’s innovation, creating bespoke apprenticeships for corporate employers. Its ongoing work with Cisco delivering consultancy, and sourcing and training candidates for the global telecommunications company’s first apprenticeship scheme, was central to its second award win.

QA Apprenticeships first won the award in 2012 for its pioneering work in developing effective apprenticeship frameworks in IT, sales and business in partnership with employers across the UK.

The award marks a strong start to what is set to be another milestone year for the apprenticeships provider and the hundreds of employers and apprentices it serves. Since winning the same award in 2012, QA has created, filled and trained over 1000 apprenticeship jobs for the UK’s young people.

Ben Pike, Director of QA Apprenticeships said:

“We are delighted to be recognised by the Learning & Performance Institute for a second year; it shows that we are continuing to improve and adapt our programmes to maintain excellent standards for new challenges.

“Blue-chip companies, such as Cisco, are key to tackling youth unemployment in 2013. That we are seeing many more adopting apprenticeships into their recruitment portfolios, bringing talent and ideas into their business, is very encouraging for the UK workforce’s new generation and their economic prospects.”

Phil Smith, CEO Cisco UK & Ireland said:

“Cisco is proud that its apprenticeship programme has been recognised so highly. The Cisco apprenticeship with QA has been a resounding success and continues to grow in size and reputation within the organisation. Apprenticeships are now a crucial part of Cisco’s commitment to innovation for the future.”

To find out more about QA Apprenticeships go to their website


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