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Introducing High Spec Composites, Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards headline sponsor

We are delighted to introduce High Spec Composites as the headline sponsor of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2020. High Spec Composites is a leading composites company supplying high-specification carbon fibre components to a range of industries worldwide, specialising in components for Formula One. Executive Director Sarah Jaycock has been on the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards committee since it was formed to organise the first Awards in 2017. Sarah explains why Apprenticeships are so important to the firm and what they're looking for in an Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award-winning Apprentice.

Tell us why you’re supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards and why you have chosen to be the headline sponsor

High Spec has been a passionate supporter of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards, both as a committee member and sponsor, since the awards launched in 2017. Having grown our small business through Apprenticeships we understand the great benefits Apprentices can bring to a company and are keen to share our positive experiences with a wider network whilst celebrating star Apprentices throughout Oxfordshire.

We’re very excited to be headline sponsor for 2020 as through our involvement in previous years we’ve had the pleasure of seeing first-hand just how beneficial and rewarding winning an Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award can be.

What are you looking for in the overall Apprentice of the Year?

Our overall winner will be an Apprentice who excels within their position and continually exceeds employer expectations. We’re looking for an individual with ambition and great work ethic!

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

We would strongly encourage anyone thinking of entering or nominating, to do so! The application process is very easy and the time it takes to enter is nothing in comparison to the rewards of becoming a finalist or a winner!

Tell us about your organisation’s experience of Apprenticeships

High Spec Composites is a keen advocate of Apprenticeships having grown the business through Apprenticeship programmes since establishment in 2010.

We have a 100% success rate with completion of qualifications and all of our Apprentices have been offered full-time positions within High Spec Composites at the end of their learning.

Some of our more ambitious Apprentices have progressed though the business into leadership and management roles and others, with support from High Spec, have launched into exciting roles within F1.

We have found employing Apprentices is not only cost-effective solution for expanding a small business, but also the perfect opportunity to train individuals to bespoke business needs.

Enter the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2020

The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are open for entries and nominations from Wednesday 23rd October until midnight on Monday 13th January. See the Awards page for details.

Join us for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 1pm every Thursday for latest on the Awards and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2020.