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Double apprenticeship award success for council

02 November 2017

KYP Apprenticeship Awards, Dominic Hudson, Zulf Ali and Steve Rumbelow.

Council collects 'Apprentice of the Year' and 'Most Supportive Employer' at annual awards ceremony.

The council's apprenticeship scheme and apprentices were duly recognised at the annual Kashmir Youth Project (KYP) awards ceremony, held on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

Emily Mayor, apprentice children's services business support officer was named 'Intermediate Apprentice of the Year'.

Rochdale Borough Council was awarded 'Most Supportive Employer' in recognition of the 'excellent' in-house training and the support given to each apprentice to allow them to complete their programme.

Councillor Peter Williams, cabinet member for business, skills and employment, welcomed the council's success and said: "This is great news for our apprentices; it is reward for the hard work they are putting in and the commitment from the council to the scheme and making it a success."

Also at the event certificates were awarded to successful learners by Rochdale Borough Council Chief Executive Steve Rumbelow, with KYP's interim chief executive Zulf Ali.

'This is fantastic recognition for the work we put in to apprenticeships'

Steve Rumbelow, Chief Executive of Rochdale Borough Council, said: "This is fantastic recognition for the work we put in to apprenticeships. We're really proud of our apprenticeships scheme and it's giving people great skills into employment. Well done to everyone who collected certificates on the night and to Emily on being named apprentice of the year. KYP has been delivering excellent quality training for well over 30 years and we are proud to have them as a partner in delivering the council apprenticeship programme. We hope our partnership will continue to flourish over the coming years."

One successful council apprentice, Dominic Hudson, from revenues and benefits, was awarded Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration at the awards ceremony. Dominic said: "The Advanced Apprenticeship was a real challenge and I'm pleased to have achieved it. Since I finished the programme, I have moved into a post within revenues and benefits and I'm sure this wouldn't have been possible without my apprenticeship"

For more information on apprenticeships in Rochdale please visit the dedicated apprenticeship website Rochdale Apprenticeships.