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Premier Carpets and Flooring named as one of the top Apprenticeship employers

PUBLISHED: 10:36 06 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:39 20 February 2013

Premier Carpets and Flooring named as one of the top Apprenticeship employers

Premier Carpets and Flooring named as one of the top Apprenticeship employers

Premier Carpets and Flooring has been recognised in the first ever Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and City & Guilds -the UK's leading vocational education organisation.

Premier Carpets and Flooring, Launceston, has been recognised in the first ever Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and City & Guilds - the UKs leading vocational education organisation. The 100 employers were announced at an annual National Apprenticeship Awards.

The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers is an exciting new initiative to recognise excellence in businesses that employ apprentices. By celebrating their outstanding achievements, NAS and City & Guilds hope to raise the profile of Apprenticeships and promote their benefits to learners and employers alike.

With increased funding for Apprenticeships and new frameworks being developed there has never been a better time for learners to consider alternative paths to employment, such as Apprenticeships. The Government has announced it will increase funding for Apprenticeship programmes and they will play an integral role in providing the skills required to grow Britains economy.

After a rigorous selection process the most outstanding Apprenticeship employers from all four National Apprenticeship Awards employer categories went forward to feature in the list.

Simon Waugh, Executive Chairman of the National Apprenticeship Service said:

I am delighted to be celebrating the success of the first Top 100 Apprenticeship employers; they represent the very best Apprenticeship programmes across the country. The list includes organisations of all sizes, from a wealth of industry sectors and this highlights the benefits that Apprenticeships offer to all types of employers including increased productivity and improved staff retention.

Meanwhile, CEO and Director General of City & Guilds, Chris Jones said, City & Guilds is committed to creating a more proficient and sustainable economy through vocational education whilst encouraging learners to discover their talent and unlock their potential. Apprenticeships will be integral to this, providing the workforce of tomorrow with the skills they need to succeed.

In line with National Apprenticeship Week in February, City & Guilds launched Million Extra our mission to help ensure one million people start an Apprenticeship by summer 2013. As part of Million Extra, we want to celebrate those employers who are already helping us achieve this. They set an exceptional example to other businesses and we hope they will inspire others to take on apprentices and put themselves forward for next years Top 100.

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