If you invest in young workers you should enter this award

If you invest in young workers you should enter this award

If your business is committed to training young people you could be in the running to win one of the most coveted categories in the Croydon Business Excellence Awards.

The Award for Business Commitment to Education and Skills is currently inviting entries from businesses of all types and sizes with a trading address in the London Borough of Croydon.

This award recognises businesses that go the extra mile to prepare young people for employment, through formal and informal employability and skills schemes, work experience, employment routes and apprenticeships.

It’s always a smart move for firms to invest in the next generation and virtually all modern businesses recognise the value of putting time and money into education and training. A skilled workforce is not only good for the local economy, it also primes the companies who invest in training for their own future growth and expansion.

In 2017, ITC Concepts were proud to win the employee training and development category. Collecting their award, Ian Conway, ITC Concept’s managing director (above centre), said: “It’s fantastic for ITC and fantastic for our industry to win this award. Training and development, and investing in people is a vital part of our way forward. It is a very important part of what we do as a business, and we are very proud of our all our trainees.”

ITC Concepts trainee Jamal Hendrix (above, left) added: “It’s brilliant – I am very glad to have been given the opportunity to work with ITC and I am very happy they have won this award – it’s really great.”

The judges in the 2018 Business Commitment to Education and Skills category are looking for a range of qualities in firms who apply:

They include:
• Evidence of partnerships and collaboration with training schemes that meet needs of apprentices and young people in Croydon.
• Support for young people, such as school visits that offer them employability skills like CV writing, and interview techniques.
• Provision of work experience and other routes to employment.
• Engagement and impact activities that cover diversity and inclusion
• Evidence of the commercial benefits of their commitment to training
• A long-term, planned approach to employing young people.

You can either enter your business directly through the online entry form on the Home page of this website, or you can nominate a business that you feel should enter the category.
For more information visit the Home Page of this website and click on the Business Commitment to Education and Skills category button.