Apprenticeships Norfolk are Brathay Challenge Finalists

Added by Apprenticeships Norfolk on 23/05/2016 8:15am

Congratulations to the Apprenticeships Norfolk Apprentice team - Chris Betts, Katie Lomonossoff, Jess Whyte, Kieren Buxton,  Roisin Delaney, Jordan Batterham, Nicolle Sarpong, Harry Ringer and last but not least, their mentor Ben Gaskins!

photo CB KL BG receiving finalists cert


From the Brathay website Apprentices from Apprenticeships Norfolk Network, Hampshire County Council, HMRC Digital Newcastle, HMRC Surge and Rapid Response Team, HSBC, IBM, QinetiQ and UK Atomic Energy Authority have been named National Finalists in the search for the apprentice team of the year.

After three months of hard work between teams from the country’s leading apprentice employers, training providers and colleges, the National Finalists of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge were announced at the House of Commons by Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service.

Four regional Finalists were announced as HSBC (Northern winner) Apprenticeships Norfolk Network (Central winner), UK Atomic Energy Authority (London and the South East winner) and Hampshire County Council (South West winner).   They are joined by four additional finalists HMRC Digital Newcastle, HMRC Surge and Rapid Response Team, IBM and QinetiQ.

The teams taking part in the Challenge have spread the word about apprenticeships to employers across England and recruited nearly 300 businesses to start offering apprenticeships. As part of the Challenge the apprentice teams have also reached out to their local communities and delivered 45 community projects to benefit young people, from renovation projects to creating volunteering opportunities for young people.In addition, the teams visited more than 320 schools, career fairs and youth groups to encourage young people to consider apprenticeships.

The National Finalists will now continue awareness raising activities until mid June, when they will be invited to Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters for the Logistical and Teambuilding Finale where the apprentice team of the year will be announced on 15th June.

Skills Minister Nick Boles said:

“Congratulations to all the teams for being such effective apprenticeship ambassadors. This Challenge is a way for apprentices to demonstrate the skills they have gained and the incredible things you can achieve while learning in the workplace. I look forward to the next and final stage of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2016.”