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Bagnalls Commitment to Apprenticeships Recognised

Bagnalls | 19 September

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the category of Apprenticeship, in The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards, 2018. This company Apprenticeship nomination comes in the same year that one of Bagnalls’ Apprentices, Adam Knowles, was named winner of the FBU (Family Business United) Apprentice of the Year Award.

As a member of The 5% Club and a long-standing Apprenticeship employer, Bagnalls understands the importance of nurturing and developing talent from a young age. The company has maintained its commitment to apprentices for decades and understands that young people are a vital part of the company’s future business growth and development. Richard Britten, Director added “I started my career with Bagnalls twenty-five years ago. After completing my apprenticeship I spent several years developing my skills in the painting trade before being offered the opportunity to become a Contracts Manager. This was quite a big step to take, however, I was supported all the time and have continued to thrive in my career. I am proof that Bagnalls really does invest in apprentices for the long term and now, as a Main Board Director, it is essential that I encourage our young talent to develop their skills too.”

Bagnalls has a bespoke training facility in Doncaster where apprentices from all of the company’s branches attend throughout their apprenticeship. They receive personal tuition from a time-served craft painter who designs tasks and projects for the apprentices to complete, in real-life conditions and to determined timescales. Over time these challenges increase in complexity as the apprentices progress from NVQ Level 2 to NVQ Level 3 in painting and decorating.

The awards evening takes place at The National Railway Museum on Thursday, 1st November, a black tie event, hosted by Financial Journalist and TV presenter at BBC Breakfast and Watchdog, Steph McGovern.

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