Higgins Partnerships has received industry accolades for its successful apprenticeship programme and its commitment to driving forward new talent into the construction industry.
At the national finals for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2021 the company received Highly Commended in the SME Employer of the Year category which recognises employers who ignite their business with apprenticeships.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said: “Apprenticeships are key to supporting the country to level up skills and opportunity and recognising the commitment of these employers and individuals further highlights their importance.I would like to pass on my personal congratulations to all the award winners and highly commended entries.”
At the Black Professionals in Construction Awards, Higgins Partnerships was also successful in wining Best Apprenticeship Programme. The awards celebrate organisations and individuals excelling in their chosen fields with judges looking at a company’s commitment to the apprenticeship programme, successful completion of apprenticeships and evidence of further success of individuals after apprenticeships and any stand-out performance.
Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins Partnerships says, “We are extremely proud to have our apprenticeship programme recognised and awarded at these two prestigious industry awards. We are committed to providing apprenticeship and training opportunities for all, from young apprentices leaving school and college, through to those who are looking for a career change and interested in the wealth of careers available within the construction industry.
“Our successful annual Management Trainee Programme also allow school leavers to join a degree apprenticeship route giving them a stepping stone into a fulfilling career. Its wonderful to have all our hard work celebrated through these awards.”
The National Apprenticeship Awards received over 1,000 entries from apprentice employers, apprentices, and apprenticeship champions from all over England. The breadth of industries and sectors recognised highlights the broad appeal of apprenticeships, and how employers and individuals are continuing to build business and career success through apprenticeships.