Supporting Young People Award – Sponsored by Oaklands College
This award is to recognise the commitment given to helping young people through education and into employment.
The judges will be looking for evidence that includes the following:
Support – How the company has supported a young person by offering an Apprenticeship, work placement, work experience or other initiative.
Development – Demonstrating the valuable work skills and personal skills a young person has developed based on the opportunity offered to them.
Internal impact – How supporting a young person has helped the business or organisation improve, adapt or innovate.
Future commitment – How the business plans to give ongoing commitment to supporting young people in the near future.
KR Hannaford and Company Ltd won the Supporting Young People Award 2012
What the Judges said: “KR Hannaford has demonstrated a true commitment to young people that spans over 20 years. What makes Hannaford different is that the company will take a risk and allow their young people to take the lead in large projects as the company completely believes in experiential learning and wants the young people to fully appreciate the depth and breadth of their skills.”
Associate Ian Williams said: “This award means a great deal for our young team. I have been with the company for 40 years and it means everything to see the success of staff who have been brought through the company. We train them and send them to the best colleges and universities and we have 20 youngsters now and many new apprentices in college too.”