Hilton Worldwide Named Regional Finalists

Our Hospitality partner, Hilton Worldwide, has been short-listed as a ‘Central Eastern Newcomer Large Employer of the Year – Finalist’ as part of the National Apprenticeship Service Awards.

The company has invested in over 200 new apprentices and has resulted in improved customer satisfaction, employee retention and engagement and strengthened the talent pipeline.

Julie Proctor, Head of Hospitality at Lifetime Training commented: “Working with Hilton to create an award winning Apprenticeship programme has been hugely inspiring to our team and a highly rewarding process. Our focus is on maintaining quality training provision and introducing innovative approaches that ensure Hilton’s team is ready for the future.”

The newcomer category is open to those employers who have recently invested in Apprenticeships and who can demonstrate their business benefit. These awards are notoriously competitive, with more than 1,500 applications received from the best of the best.

The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the achievements of the country’s most outstanding apprentices and Apprenticeship employers. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony organised by the National Apprenticeship Service which will be held at the Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne on the 4th September.

Sue Husband, Executive Director of Apprenticeships and Delivery at the Skills Funding Agency said:

“Apprenticeships are thriving in England, and it’s not hard to see why. They offer ambitious young people and adults unrivalled career prospects, and give businesses an exceptional route to grow a highly qualified and motivated workforce.

“The National Apprenticeship Awards recognise the best of the best and are an excellent opportunity for individuals and employers to gain the credit they richly deserve for investing in their own futures. I am delighted that Hilton Worldwide has been short-listed, and would like to congratulate them on this success. All of the finalists should be extremely proud of their achievements.”

All the Central Eastern winners will proceed through to a final national judging stage and the highest scoring Apprenticeship employer entries nationally will have the additional honour of featuring in the acclaimed England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, which will be produced by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds.

The national award winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on the 13th November 2014.  The National Apprenticeship Awards are sponsored by BAE Systems, BT, City & Guilds, Learndirect, Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies and Unilever.

Visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk or call 08000 150 600 to find out more about Apprenticeships.

Wish the Hilton Worldwide team Good Luck!

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