People 1st Apprenticeship Awards shortlist announced

Sector skills council for the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries, People 1st, has announced its shortlist for its Apprenticeship Awards. The list includes Gareth Kelly from First Midland Bluebird, Josie Clarke from the RAF Fire and Rescue Service, Daniel Gardner from Arriva the Shires and Tina Haden Williams of First West of England, whilst Stagecoach UK Bus was among the shortlisted finalists for the employer award. The winners will be announced at the House of Commons on 26 February 2015.

People 1st MD, Simon Tarr, said, ‘It’s fantastic to read so many inspiring stories and how beneficial apprenticeship programmes really are for both apprentices and employers. These awards offer us an opportunity to celebrate those who show real commitment and dedication to apprenticeship delivery in our sector. The Apprenticeship Awards are part of our ongoing commitment toward Apprenticeships. As we continue to manage trailblazers across the sector we are supporting the government’s commitment to increase the quality of apprenticeships through new employer driven standards. These new standards will not only increase the robustness of apprenticeships in our sector, but also develop new and exciting career progression and opportunity in the industry.’

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