This week we have been celebrating some of the fantastic achievements of our wonderful apprentices, rounding the week off with our Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony, which took place last night.

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is the 16th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships. The week brought together businesses and apprentices from across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

We have been proud to support the event once again, showcasing some of our current apprentices and their success stories. Our wonderful Employer Relationships Team fired up the campaign on Monday (pictured below).

Our Employer Relationships Team starting the NAW 2023 Campaign. L to R – Gabrielle, Charlotte, Charlotte, Rhiannon and Jane.

Throughout the week, we’ve been hearing from our apprentices and employers and how apprentices are hugely beneficial in the workplace.

You can catch up with what our employers and apprentices had to say by following us on social media:    

On Wednesday, our Apprenticeship Trainers gathered in the Blue Room.

Our Trainers enjoyed a full day at the Apprenticeship Conference, sharing best practices across all of our Apprenticeship programmes.

On Thursday, the stage was set, as we welcomed our apprentices to the Apprenticeship Awards ceremony, as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2023!

We were delighted to welcome our apprentices and their families, alongside our local partner employers including Tilemaster Adhesives Ltd and Whitefriars Children’s Nursery Ltd, the Mayor of South Ribble Borough Council, Cllr Chris Lomax and Mayor of Chorley Borough Council, Cllr Julia Berry, alongside representatives from our governing body, and a thank you to Stephen Haycocks for his closing words. Not forgetting our fabulous compère for the evening – Deputy Principal Martin Rigby, and our Principal Clare Russell, who introduced the evening’s celebrations. We thank everyone for joining us to celebrate our apprentices’ achievements over the last 12 months.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum for once again providing the perfect venue for a truly memorable evening.

On Friday, local MP for South Ribble Katherine Fletcher visited Runshaw to chat to our apprentices.

Katherine heard more about the wide range of opportunities and skills that being an apprentice brings. It was a really inspiring visit, and to hear how much everyone values the fantastic learning opportunities that being an apprentice offers and what a life changing experience it can be.

NAW 2023
Katherine Fletcher MP with Clare Russell, Meg Bamber and our apprentices currently on programme.

On behalf of everyone at Runshaw, we wish all our apprentices continued success for the future.

Are you thinking of studying for an apprenticeship? Check out our vacancies and programmes here and follow us on social media.