Nobia Magnet awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017
Nobia Magnet’s successful advanced retail apprenticeship programme launched in 2016 won best Regional employer for the NE in the National Apprenticeship Service Employer Awards and was awarded Highly Commended at the national awards ceremony in January 2018. Nobia Magnet now joins the elite top 100 apprenticeship employers in England. We are very proud to be associated with Nobia Magnet and the programme written and developed in partnership with TRAC.
Lisa Wright, HR Director for Nobia UK, said “This Award has been fantastic result for our Magnet business. Not only does it let our current colleagues know how valuable Apprentices are to our long term Talent strategy, but it also sends the message externally that our business is well equipped to support young people in being successful in the workplace. It is also well known that 81% of customers would rather shop in a brand which supports young Apprentices, and this recognition will raise awareness and additional interest from customers who support and buy from companies focused on CSR. I am very proud of everyone involved in the programme for achieving this and look forward to seeing how our second group progress”
The Top 100 Employer in the UK accolade is great recognition for Magnet as Michelle Rowlands, Talent Acquisition Manager explained: “Being in the top 100 Employers will help us further promote the excellent opportunities we have for apprentices and enable us to become a more attractive employer in a market where more and more companies are competing for the best apprentice talent in the UK. It also helps strengthens our employer brand and recognises why we have put apprenticeship programmes at the heart of our emerging talent strategy”