Lymington based Berthon Boat Company has won the National Apprenticeship Services’ Nuclear Decommissioning SLC Award for Medium Employer of the Year.
The Awards, run by the National Apprenticeship Service, recognise excellence in businesses that employ apprentices. The overall winners were announced at The Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 14th November.
Berthon Boat Company, which maintains, repairs, refits & builds leisure and commercial boats was selected due to its dedication to providing good apprentice training for its own trainees and also for encouraging, advising and mentoring other SMEs in its sector (free of charge) on how to run a successful apprenticeship programme to promote skills and expand their businesses.
On receiving the award at the event with yard manager Keith Longman, Brian May, Managing Director of Berthon, said: “I am delighted that Berthon’s dedication to apprenticeships has been recognised, but there is still much work to be done. Four of the five pillars of apprentice training are in place; Government, Colleges, parents and students are willing; however, we are now left convincing SMEs in industry to take on apprentices to replace retiring skilled employees and to provide the necessary skills for the future.”
For more information about the awards and Apprenticeships please visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
Find more details about Berthon apprenticeships here, or for more information running a successful apprenticeship programme please contact Brian May.