Umbrella Training has been named winner of the ‘Promoting Apprenticeships Campaign of the Year’ award by FE Week and the Association of Employment and Learning Providers.
The awards, which recognise the country best apprenticeship providers, employers and champions, are one of the industry’s most highly-acclaimed and bring together businesses from across multiple industries.
Umbrella Training was commended for its work with Skills London, where the VR Hotel inspired thousands of young people about a hospitality apprenticeship career with its partner employers. The Hospitality Apprenticeship Bus during National Apprenticeship Week was also cited as using innovation to reach young people and boost social mobility.
In its second year, more than 500 people celebrated the winners at a glittering gala dinner at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference, held in Birmingham.
Shane Mann, managing director of FE Week’s publisher Lsect, congratulated the winners for their work. He said: “These awards are a brilliant opportunity to demonstrate and celebrate the importance of apprenticeships in England and the incredible hard work that employers, providers and individuals put into them.
“The calibre of applications was tremendously impressive this year and deliberations were tough in the extreme. The volume of entries we’ve received was overwhelming and showcased just how much talent there is in the sector.
“Huge congratulations to all our winners, who are truly making a difference through their work in apprenticeships.
Mark Dawe, chief executive of the AELP, said: “The second year’s entry nominations for these awards underlined why it was totally right for FE Week and AELP to team up and shine a spotlight on the work that employers and providers are doing to promote apprenticeships.
“It never ceases to amaze me what fantastic training is being delivered to young people and to existing employees who need to enhance their skills in the face of current economic uncertainty.
“Providers, employers and the apprentices themselves never fail to rise to fresh challenges and tonight’s awards winners perfectly illustrate why.”
Adele Oxberry, managing director and founder, Umbrella Training, said “We are thrilled to have won this award, Umbrella’s vision in promoting hospitality apprenticeship careers is at the heart of what we do, to be recognised for all the hard work we have done in this area is a proud moment for us all and will help to drive us on further more.”