Two successful recruitment campaigns by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which has seen 18 new apprentices enter the organisation over the last year, has been recognised by Intraining during National Apprenticeship Week.
HSE was presented with a National Apprenticeship Week Employer award on Thursday, 9th March by Intraining Employer Solutions Consultant Linda Howard for their commitment to taking on new apprentices and upskilling their existing colleagues.
“HSE is delighted to receive the reward from Intraining, particularly in National Apprenticeship week and this fully supports our commitment to investing in people and capability and giving our people opportunities to be the best that they can be.” said Karen Nightingall, Director of People & Capability at HSE.
HSE has been very proactive in recruiting young apprentices into the business and worked very closely with Intraining throughout the process of candidate pre-screening and interviewing.
The success of this partnership has resulted in a very high retention rate for apprentices recruited over the past four years where Intraining has worked with the HSE, resulting in many of the apprentices progressing to the Level 3 Award upon completion of Level 2.
As well as recruiting and developing new apprentices, HSE also recently signed 21 existing colleagues on to the Business Administration L3 Diploma in January and plans to enrol even more on the training programme in April.
To support HSE with the upskilling of its people, Intraining has also supported briefing sessions at the organisations offices in Bootle and a webinar for colleagues based in other locations.
“HSE have really embraced the benefits of work based qualifications for existing colleagues in addition to recruiting apprentices into the business which is why I’m delighted they have won this award,” said Linda Howard.