The sixth annual Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards will once again shine a spotlight on our county’s apprentices - and the businesses and organisations, training providers and schools that support their journey - recognising the huge contribution they make to our county’s economy at a live virtual ceremony on Thursday 19 May 2022.
We're delighted to introduce The Hill Group as a sponsor of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022. Hill is an award-winning 5 star housebuilder, creating a range of beautiful and award-winning new homes across London and the South East.
Here, Ryan Harris (pictured), Regional Director (Western), explains why the company has chosen to sponsor the Awards and what apprenticeships mean to them.
Why are you supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards?
As a rapidly growing business, Hill recognises the need for new talent coming into the industry and we believe one of the best ways to train and develop is through an apprenticeship, where you can learn the technical knowledge alongside gaining practical experience. So we are supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards to commend the hard work and effort of the apprentices in the local region and recognise their aptitude to be nominated for these Awards. As a local employer, we are committed to recruiting apprentices and hope to support a Hill nominee in 2023.
Tell us about your organisation’s experience of Apprenticeships
Hill Group are passionate about the apprenticeship route and as a business, we have 17% of our staff who have either been through or are currently on the Hill Management Trainee programme, achieving a degree-level qualification through an ‘earn as you learn’ role. We have recently been awarded Gold from the 5% club in recognition of our commitment to apprenticeships.
We encourage our supply chain to recruit or support apprentices through a shared apprenticeship scheme and recognise how vital site experience is to achieving their qualifications and building successful careers in our industry.
Hill are excited to be working in the Oxford region and are seeking to recruit local people to progress through our company. If you are interested in our Management Trainee programme or an apprenticeship opportunity with our supply chain, please get in touch at [email protected].
What would you say to anyone thinking about entering or nominating?
Please do it! Be proud of what you have achieved and take this opportunity to celebrate whether you are an apprentice or a mentor who is nominating an apprentice.
About the Awards
The awards are open for entries and nominations until midnight on Monday 14 February 2022. Winners will be announced at a live virtual ceremony on Thursday 19 May 2022.
If you would like the opportunity to support the Awards, please get in touch.
Join us for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 1pm every Thursday for latest on the Awards and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2022.