The Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list – an annually compiled National Apprenticeship Service initiative celebrating employer excellence – has recognised the contribution of the British Army.
The Top 100 was revealed during the National Apprenticeship Awards held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London last week.
A rigorous selection process saw the most exemplary apprenticeship employers chosen, and showcased the breadth of employers offering brand new apprenticeship places.
“We are delighted to be recognised in the top 100 Apprentice employers again this year,” said Colonel Colette Macdonald, the spokesperson for Army Apprenticeships.
“The Army is absolutely committed to ensuring our soldiers get world leading training and there is no doubt our soldiers benefit from their apprentice programmes.”
In October 2017, the British Army celebrated its 75,000th apprenticeship completion since 2004. Around 95% of new soldiers enrol on the Army Apprenticeship Programme (AAP), with 7,500 Army personnel completing their apprenticeship each year.
Apprenticeship opportunities exist across many of the Army’s core trades, including engineering and telecoms (STEM), animal care, business admin, carpentry, intelligence analysis, medical care, policing and catering.
According to Colonel Macdonald: “Feedback, like this quote from Lance Corporal Malloy is not uncommon: ‘The apprenticeship has given me the tools to pursue qualifications and responsibilities and the confidence to apply the skills I have learned.’
“The army will be celebrating the success of their top apprentices later this year at the Army Apprentice Awards during National Apprentice Week.”
To learn more about army apprenticeships, please visit: www.army.mod.uk/apprenticeships
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