Airbus duo shortlisted in Apprenticeship Awards Cymru
TWO apprentices at Airbus’ Broughton wing-making plant have been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.
Airbus is one of 36 finalists in 13 categories of the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2013, organised jointly by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW). The aerospace manufacturer is shortlisted for the Macro Employer of the Year award.
Two of its apprentices, Alex Birbeck and Daniel Holland, have also been shortlisted for the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award.
The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of learners, employers and providers involved in the delivery of quality apprenticeships and other work-based learning programmes across Wales. The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with the support of the European Social Fund.
The winners will be announced at a high profile awards ceremony at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on Friday, October 18.
“Our Apprenticeship Programme helps us as a company to meet our ambition of growing current and future leaders to support growth within our organisation,” said Mark Preston, apprenticeship programme operations manager at Airbus.
“We bring and develop young people into our business, some of which come from school or college and offer development to allow those who want it the opportunity to grow into leadership roles.”
Alex and Daniel both became apprentices with the company after leaving school.