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Inaugural ‘Access Awards’ Winners Announced!

East Midland’s based Access Training, one of the region’s leading experts in training and apprenticeships, have announced the winners of their ‘Access Awards’ which recognise the commitment and achievements of both its learners and their employers.

With categories including Apprenticeships in Administration, Childcare, Management and Teaching Assistant to awards for employers in each category. With 15 winners across the apprenticeship and full-time programmes categories and 11 winners for employers it was a tough job for the awards panel, made up of industry experts, to select the winners.

Corrina Hembury, Managing Director of Access Training said “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for people to progress in their career, learning new skills whilst gaining real work experience so we’re delighted that so many of our learners were nominated as recognition of that hard work and dedication”. Corrina continued “We have developed the awards to also highlight the fantastic work of employers, who work so hard and support their staff through apprenticeships as they are often overlooked, but their support is often crucial to the success of the learner”.

One of the winners Taylor McMurdo, 20, from Nottingham, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have won the award for Childcare Apprenticeship, it’s an incredible feeling knowing I’ve achieved this, the apprenticeship has been hard work but so worthwhile and my employers Hollies Day Nurseries have been so supportive”.

Drew Pike, Owner, Hollies Day Nurseries said “Taylor’s apprenticeship experience with us has been really positive. She has had so much support from colleagues and gained so much experience in the sector.  Access Training have been so supportive and to win this award is the icing on the cake for both Taylor and Hollies Day Nurseries”.

The ‘Access Awards’ recognise excellence in learners and their employers whom invest and grow their own talent with apprenticeships, study programmes and functional skills. The awards recognise learners who have made, and keep making, a significant contribution and progress to reach their goals.

Corrina will be visiting all winners over the next few weeks to personally hand out certificates. 

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