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Veolia Environnement crowned NES Employer of the Year

Veolia recognised for strong investment in workplace learning



Veolia Environnement’s contribution and commitment to workplace learning and skills development has now been recognised, as they were announced as winners of this year’s Employer of the Year, at the National Employers Service (NES) Learners First Awards last week.
The company was particularly praised for Campus Veolia, a state of the art training centre, and for providing all of its employees, the opportunity to learn and attain a least a Level 2 NVQ.                                                                                                                                                  
Director of the NES, Hillary Chadwick, explained: “All the winners demonstrate the significant returns that can be gained by individuals and companies who invest in learning to meet new challenges.”
Veolia was also commended for a number of Train to Gain completions and the introduction of apprenticeships. 
She added, “I want to congratulate the employers who have designed and delivered excellent in-house programmes to improve their business performance.”
Learning and Skills Council Chairman, Chris Banks, said, “We were delighted to see so many strong candidates in the finals of this year’s NES Learners First Awards.
Further award winners announced at the awards ceremony at Alton Towers included: Rachael Hoyle, Advanced Apprenticeship, Ashley Rowe, Apprenticeship Awards, Colin Hamilton, Personal Achievement Award, Glenys Finney, Skills for Life Award, Stuart Borowik, Train to Gain.
Chris Banks continued, “This is a reflection of the strong commitment employers like Veolia have made to investing in learning and skills in the workplace. Clearly this is essential to both the success of businesses as well as the personal development of individual staff.”
Jason Seebaruth

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