We're really proud to invest and support local people into our apprentice roles every year. Our apprenticeship programme is part of our wider commitment to the Rochdale economy - offering residents access to opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge. Each year, we hold an annual set of awards to honour and recognise the hard work and study of our current and former apprentices.
This year four awards were made:
- Rising Star Apprentice Award – Julie Nelson (Apprentice Plumber)
- Trainee of the Year – Jonathan Wenn (Risk and Compliance Trainee)
- Trade Apprentice of the Year – Sarah Wilkinson (Apprentice Joiner)
- Mentor of the Year – Jim Coutts (Electrician)
Mentor of the Year is a new award for 2019 - recognising the huge support offered by existing RBH employees to help our apprentices get their careers off to the best possible start!
Gareth Swarbrick, RBH Chief Executive, said:
“I am really proud of our long and successful history of supporting local people into apprenticeships, and our strong track record of offering permanent employment and progression to so many of the colleagues who first joined us as an apprentice or as a trainee.”
We pay the real Living Wage to all apprentices and we invest over half a million pounds each year in supporting our apprenticeship programme.