Futureworks Yorkshire, the company that delivers the YORfuture Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in partnership with CITB and YORhub, celebrated their first award win at the Committed to Construction in West Yorkshire Awards ceremony at the Royal Armouries on Friday 21 March before even reaching their first anniversary in operation.
Directors Mark Scott, Tracey Dervey and Catherine Bishop were all delighted to receive the award for Commitment to Training, sponsored by Leeds College of Building. The company already employs 30 apprentices and will be recruiting an additional 54 to place with contractors engaged in the YORbuild and EN Procure frameworks projects from August this year. The contractors have been very positive about the apprentices and the level of service provided by Futureworks. 5 apprentices have already progressed into full time employment.
The CCIWY awards celebrate the high quality of work being done by West Yorkshire’s construction industry supply chain, including developers, designers, builders and end users, and demonstrate how much can be achieved through the development of strong partnerships, a clear vision and excellent delivery.
The night was a great success, showing not only the high level of commitment to the construction industry from professionals in the region, but also raising funds for The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, Leeds.
Director Mark Scott commented;
“The Futureworks (Yorkshire) team was honoured to receive this prestigious award from the industry in its first year, particularly as the other shortlisted entrants were very strong indeed. We have listened to the needs of the sector and are committed to providing and supporting high quality, sustainable apprentices to boost the future skilled personnel needed for growth.”