Showroom Workstation as they are recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship
Showroom Workstation, Sheffield’s
independent cinema and managed workspace has been recognised in the prestigious
Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list,
sponsored by City & Guilds, which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service and
recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices. The list was
announced at the National Apprenticeship
Awards, which took place on 26th January at the Grosvenor House, A JW
Marriott Hotel, London.
After winning Best
Newcomer Employer at the Yorkshire and the Humber final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015,
Showroom Workstation went forward to feature in the list, which showcases the
breadth of employers who now offer apprenticeships.
Workstation currently offers placements across all areas of the business
including marketing, film programming, conferencing, finance, buildings
maintenance and catering. They also provide additional pastoral support to help
with the transition into full-time work and mentoring to improve long term
employability prospects once their apprentices have completed their placements.
Commenting on the
company’s entry in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, Showroom
Workstation’s General Manager, Julie Simpson said:
“We are extremely proud to have been included
in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List, amongst all the other fantastic
companies from around the UK. We are still a relative newcomer to
apprenticeships, so feel like this is the start of an exciting journey.
already helped our current apprentices to gain additional qualifications which
will help them to achieve their dream jobs or allow them to attend University. We plan to build on this in future years as
we develop our apprenticeship offer and employ more apprentices across the
Director of the National Apprenticeship Service commented on Showroom
Workstation being named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer:
“The Top 100
Apprenticeship Employer list 2015 demonstrates clearly the impact apprentices
can have on an organisation. These Top 100 apprenticeship employers have made a
difference to the lives of young people by investing in their future whilst
apprentices themselves help employers to develop a skilled, qualified workforce
that builds a stronger economy.
employers are creating opportunities for young people to gain the skills and
knowledge they need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working
and earning. I hope that the success of these Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers
will encourage more businesses across England to follow their example and find
out how apprenticeships can help grow a skilled and highly qualified
Chris Jones, Chief
Executive of the City & Guilds Group, said:
apprenticeship programmes can help individuals gain the skills they need to
progress. And for employers, apprenticeships play a crucial role in developing
a skilled workforce. These Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers have experienced
these benefits first hand; I hope other employers are motivated to follow in
To view the full
Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List, please visit gov.uk.