National recognition for local apprenticeships


Gloucestershire County Council has won the ‘Best training provider and employer partnership’ award.


On 15 July, the county council won a national award for ‘best training provider and employer partnership.

This award celebrates the partnerships between training providers and employers to deliver quality apprenticeships.

Working in partnership with Aspiration Training, the council won the award for work in reinvesting unspent levy funds back into the region through:

  • supporting school leavers with apprenticeship training;
  • investing in local businesses and inspiring them to recruit and support apprentices as well as being able to upskill their existing workforce; and
  • boosting skills and the local economy.

This partnership has supported 140 learners across 34 employees and 48 distance learning courses over the last two years.

Cllr Philip Robinson, cabinet member for economy, education and skills, said: “I am extremely proud of all the hard work and commitment which has resulted in this impressive achievement. Gloucestershire County Council was one of the first to utilise apprenticeship levy transfer to support countywide businesses and help individuals gain valuable skills. Our main focus was to support the adult social care sector but this has now spread more widely in response to the need for employment and skills recovery post pandemic. Thank you to everyone involved in helping us win this award.”

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