Veolia celebrates apprenticeship excellence at House of Commons awards ceremony.
The UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia, has once again recognised the vital role apprenticeships play in business success by hosting its National Apprentice of the Year awards at the House of Commons. The company employs over 300 apprentices and is committed to upskilling its workforce and offering the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’.
Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, states: “I believe apprenticeships hold the key to success of industry across the UK. As Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the
Year we want to help provide the training needed to close the skills gap and deliver the homegrown talent that our industry demands.”
“In light of the recent Think Tank research, it’s also vital the apprenticeships offered to young people meet their needs and expand their horizons – millennials want a blend of passion and interest, they want to make a positive impact on the world, and we need to help them achieve this. STEM careers question, design, invent and solve and we need to take responsibility in helping equip our young people with the skills they need to make the world a better place.”
Jordan Gudgin, Traffic Controller and Veolia’s Apprentice of the Year, comments on her recognition:
“I’m really honoured to be Veolia’s Apprentice of the Year 2016 and feel that my apprenticeship experience has enabled me to grow both professionally and personally."
What's next? I have just begun my Level 4 qualification through the Veolia Campus and I can’t wait to see what my future within Veolia holds.”
For more information on the Veolia Apprenticeship Programme visit: www.veolia.co.uk/careers/job-opportunities
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