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Apprentice drivers put Grundon on the road to award success

PUBLISHED: 10:32 17 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:07 17 February 2016

Driver apprentices help put Grundon on the road to awards success!

Driver apprentices help put Grundon on the road to awards success!

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Grundon Waste Management has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Apprenticeships 4 England Employer Awards 2016.

The Awards recognise outstanding examples of quality, best practice, innovation and excellence in Apprenticeship Delivery, and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner in February at the Emirates Stadium, London. In its category, Grundon will be competing for top honours against companies including Siemens, VISA, the RNLI and Mitie Property Services (UK).

Grundon managing director Clayton Sullivan-Webb celebrates making the shortlist for the Apprenticeships 4 England Employer Awards 2016 with some of Grundon’s apprentice drivers. Clayton Sullivan-Webb, managing director of Grundon Waste Management and Lisa Dixon, managing director of JLD Driver Training (pictured right), celebrate being shortlisted for the Apprenticeships 4 England Employer Awards 2016 with some of Grundon’s apprentices.

Grundon’s entry focused on its driver training programme, which currently has 17 drivers studying for their Level Two Apprenticeship in driving a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV). A further three apprentice technicians are also undertaking training. In order to reach the shortlist, the company had to explain why the driver training programme had been established, the approach the organisation takes to deliver it and the results achieved.

Anthony Tattersall, Grundon’s logistics support manager who is in charge of the apprenticeship programme, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to reach the final stages of these awards and are very much looking forward to the big announcement next month. “We work extremely hard and invest a great deal of time and money into ensuring our apprentices receive the essential training they need to do well in their future careers and it’s great news that our efforts have been recognised by the panel of judges.”

Lindsay McCurdy, CEO of Apprenticeships 4 England, said: “Congratulations to Grundon Waste Management in becoming a finalist.

“These awards are a celebration of everyone who is involved in apprenticeships. They showcase and celebrate the achievements of those who have exceeded expectations and shown a dynamic approach to training, demonstrated initiative and enterprise, innovation and creativity. In addition, they have shown an understanding of, and commitment to, the improvement of quality and skills development in the delivery of apprenticeships.

Nationwide there is an estimated shortfall of some 60,000 LGV drivers and Grundon’s “grow your own” driver strategy is proving very successful. Recently, eight of its recruits successfully completed their LGV apprenticeships at the first attempt and all have now joined the company’s team of around 400 drivers serving customers across the Thames Valley. The apprenticeships, undertaken in partnership with Banbury-based JLD Driver Training, and part funded by Activate Learning, take an average of 12-18 months to complete and the Grundon drivers’ pass rate is over 90%, well above the industry average of 50%.

Over the last five years, Grundon has recruited 39 apprentices across different departments, with the vast majority going on to be permanently employed by the company.

See more at: www.grundon.com/Blog/Grundon-on-the-road-to-awards-success#sthash.dyE1A230.dpuf

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