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Apprenticeship programme shortlisted for national award


An innovative Loughborough College (@Lborocollege) programme which helps young people earn while they learn with the region’s biggest employers has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The College’s approach to providing apprenticeships was named as a finalist in the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year category of the Tes FE Awards which will be held on 28th May 2021.

The programme, which was rated Outstanding by Ofsted, currently has around 800 apprentices enrolled across a range of apprenticeships from intermediary and advanced, through to Higher Level and Degree Level Apprenticeships and works with a network of around 900 employers.

Paul Allerton, the College’s Head of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement, said:

“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award.

“It’s a fantastic reflection of the hard work done by our staff, our fantastic students and employers and the success we have achieved together.

“We’re so proud that 94% of students find success in work, further education or training within six months of leaving our programme so we know the value and importance of apprenticeships to the local people and the regional economy.”

Julia Belgutay, Tes head of FE, said:

“Further education providers have excelled in what has been a truly challenging year, and the amazing individuals, teams and institutions on our Tes FE Awards shortlist showcase that. Our judges were highly impressed with the calibre of entries and I want to congratulate everyone who has made the shortlist – it is a brilliant achievement.”

The TES FE Awards are held annually to celebrate the achievements of the Further Education sector’s people, teams and institutions.

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