Outsource Vocational Learning has been recognised as Apprenticeship Provider of the Year for Transport & Logistics.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, Outsource was chosen for its role in developing new apprenticeship standards and partnering with large and small businesses to ensure apprentices are integrated seamlessly to meet operational needs.
With the sector facing up to an ageing workforce, technological change and the impact of Brexit, Outsource has been at the forefront of developing early talent programmes and focusing on upskilling of existing staff to meet current and future challenges.
Outsource, part of the Seetec Group, was announced winner in the FE Week and AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2019, which recognise excellence in apprenticeship provision. In their second year, the awards attracted more than 350 entries, with a range of new categories celebrating 13 individual apprenticeship routes.
Outsource won the Transport & Logistics Award in recognition of its work to raise the profile of the sector, as well its work with leading organisations to develop Level 2,3 and 4 Standards for aviation and a series of interactive modules for international freight forwarding.
Seetec Group also won Business & Administration Apprenticeship provider of the year for its work at the forefront of developing the Business Administrator Standard and leading the way in helping large employers to Leverage their Apprenticeship Levy.
Melanie Nicholson, Seetec’s Executive Director for Excellence, Apprenticeships and Skills, said: “We design the programme with employers and support them to prepare both managers and apprentices, providing flexible delivery options to maximise success.
“We are working closely with BIFA to raise the profile of the transport and logistics sector and support succession planning, we are delighted this award will help to showcase the opportunities available in the sector.”
Vikki Kerslake from employer DB Schenker highlighted the benefit of working with Outsource: “Outsource really partner with you, it’s like having another arm of your own business. What sets them apart is that they really make the business ready for the apprentices.”
The awards were announced at a glittering ceremony during the Annual Apprenticeship Conference Gala Dinner in Birmingham. Shane Mann, Managing Director of FE Week’s publisher, said: “These awards are a brilliant opportunity to demonstrate and celebrate the importance of apprenticeships. The volume of entries we’ve received was overwhelming and showcased just how much talent there is in the sector.”
Anyone interested in launching their career in the transport industry should contact [email protected], telephone 01702 208270. Employers interested in recruiting apprentices should contact Seetec on 0800 3891 999, email [email protected]