The seventh 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 special awards ceremony on Thursday 18 May 2023 at Williams F1 Conference Centre.
We're delighted to introduce global leader in medical device design and manufacturer Owen Mumford as sponsor of the Apprenticeship Employer (250+ employees).
Owen Mumford is dedicated to providing innovative healthcare solutions for the management of a variety of medical conditions. With one of the most advanced global research, design and manufacturing capabilities that delivers innovation successfully to improve quality of life, encourage patient compliance, prevent infection and reduce healthcare costs, they make a world of difference to a world of people.
Here, Karen Baker, Human Resources Business Parter at Owen Mumford, explains why the company has chosen to sponsor this award and what apprenticeships mean to them.
Why are you supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards and why you have chosen to sponsor your particular category?
Owen Mumford understands the value in supporting careers in their early development and the apprenticeship programme is an essential tool that links education with practical, on-the-job-learning. Currently the company each year welcome a minimum of four apprentices across the engineering function but going forward are looking at extending the apprenticeship programme to many other divisions across the business including research and development. Networking with OxLEP and other businesses with similar goals and values is an excellent way to build and share knowledge.
Tell us about your organisation’s experience of Apprenticeships
Owen Mumford has welcomed apprentices into the business for decades and values the insight and perspective it gains from the experience. Many of the company’s apprentices are now employees whose valuable acumen has helped shaped the business into what it is today. Observing an apprentice as they develop their skillset and forge their path within the company is incredibly rewarding for everyone at Owen Mumford.
About the Awards
The awards will be open for entries and nominations until midnight on the evening of Friday 17 February 2023. Finalists will be announced during Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (hashtag #OAHour) on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 13:00 on Thursday 20 April 2023. Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Thursday 18 May 2023.
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 13:00 every Thursday for latest on the Awards and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2023.