A-Plant is 'highly commended’ at the North West celebration of National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

A-Plant Apprentices graduating in 2017

The Class of 2017: A-Plant Apprentices Graduation

The UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire company received the glowing recognition at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool for the Large Employer of the Year category.

Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent.

A-Plant's Head of Training Bob Harper said: "We are extremely pleased to have received this recognition which reflects A-Plant's exceptional commitment to training the next generation of future leaders.

"Last year we invested more than £1.8m in our apprenticeship programme and we currently have 147 apprentices in all areas from engineering and customer service to plant maintenance and driving.

"The programme creates a healthy dynamic between experienced employees and future talent - apprentices are keen and motivated while experienced employees have an opportunity to pass on their extensive skills and knowledge.

"A-Plant's apprenticeship programme has become much sought after and is widely recognised across our industry."

Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said: "The National Apprenticeship Awards allow talented apprentices and committed employers from across our regions to receive well-deserved recognition for their apprenticeship achievements.

"The highly commended finalists at these awards show the range of sectors and variety of job roles apprenticeships are available in, and how they can deliver the skills employers need. I congratulate all highly commended finalists on their success in this competition."