Napier and sister agency Peter Bush Communications have proudly supported 3 apprentices to date and their commitment to this pathway into employment has been rewarded by the National Apprenticeship Awards.

The Awards, now in their 13th year, recognise how apprenticeships have made a positive difference to organisations across the UK and how the careers of their apprentices have been influenced through making significant contributions in the workplace. Napier are in great company, with other finalists including IBM UK Limited, Siemens, Eden Project and Royal Air Force.

The regional finalists will be celebrated at an event in London on 17th October, with a national ceremony to announce the overall winners on 20th January 2017 at the Grosvenor House in London.

With an award winning apprentice already as part of the team, Napier’s Managing Director Mike Maynard spoke about being shortlisted saying, “We’re overwhelmed at being shortlisted as a regional finalist. We first employed an apprentice about two years ago because we were looking for young talent to build our team. Hiring apprentices is not a quick fix though, it’s a long term investment and we’re actively recruiting for another apprentice as we have experienced mutual success, both for our apprentices and our business. We are very much looking forward to celebrating in October and regardless of the outcome in January, we will continue to be a great advocate of Apprenticeships.”