Introducing Clarkson Evans, Advanced Apprentice Award sponsor

We are delighted to introduce electrical contractor and training specialist Clarkson Evans as the sponsor of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019 Advanced Apprentice Award. Chief Operating Officer Lindsey Young explains why Apprenticeships are so important to the firm and why they're sponsoring the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards for the third year running...

Tell us why you’re supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards  

We’re right behind the need to promote Apprenticeships as a valuable career choice and raise the profile of opportunities available in Oxfordshire. Based on our previous involvement in the awards, we’ve seen how they showcase the best employers and providers and the high calibre of the county’s most talented Apprentices.

Tell us about your organisation’s experience of Apprenticeships

We employ over 200 Electrical Apprentices in our business and over the years this training has played a fundamental part in our success story.

All of our Apprentices are trained in-house at our purpose-built centres and we offer them a long-term career with opportunities to progress into supervisory roles.

We recruit Apprentices at various times throughout the year and we’re keen for potential applicants to be well informed about the career opportunities available. Recruitment for our Oxford branch has always proved particularly challenging in comparison to other parts of the country as it seems there are regional differences regarding the popularity of Apprenticeships as a career choice for young people.

What would you say to anyone thinking about entering or nominating?    

Entering the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards is a great opportunity to raise the profile of your achievements. Make sure you include plenty of details about the impact the training has had for you personally (if you’re an Apprentice) or on your organisation (if you’re an employer).

The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019 are open for entries and nominations until midnight on Friday 25th January. See the Awards page for details. Join us for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) from 1pm every Thursday for latest on the Awards and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2019.