The Vella Group are incredibly proud to have been announced as 'Large Employer of the Year' at the Blackpool and The Fylde College's Apprenticeship Awards 2022.
The Apprenticeship Awards celebrates the achievements of all apprentices and organisations who work with the college, and is an opportunity to reward the apprentices who have truly excelled through a virtual ceremony.
The Group has been running award-winning apprenticeship programmes in collaboration with the college for a number of years, and work in partnership to provide an all-round expert learning experience for all their apprentices.
Linda Dean, Executive Director at B&FC for Business, said, "The winner of our Large Employer of the Year Award stands out for their commitment, dedication, and the great opportunities they provide apprentices to develop and showcase their skills. They are dedicated to delivering an enhanced apprenticeship experience to support learner success.
"Involved in every aspect of the apprenticeship journey, they embed the fundamental idea that the employer and B&FC work as one. Their commitment towards their apprentices learning and development is outstanding. They encourage their apprentices to increase their skill level, demonstrated by one apprentice recently winning Gold at the WorldSkills UK final."
Helen Driscoll, Head of Human Resources at The Vella Group, commented, "We are incredibly proud to have won the Large Employer at the Year at this year's awards, and for our apprentices' success to have been recognised. We work closely with B&FC to ensure we provide the best all-round experience for all our apprentices, including both the on the job learning and the classroom-based teaching.
"The Group dedicates a large portion of time and resources to developing our apprenticeship programmes, and this is only due to grow further in the coming year, and we're looking forward to continuing our partnership with B&FC and developing more apprentices in the future."
You can catch up on the virtual ceremony here on Blackpool and The Fylde's YouTube channel, and to find out more about our apprenticeship programmes, visit our dedicated apprenticeship site.