Double delight for Caring Homes at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018
Caring Homes Group scooped two top awards at the south-east regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 recently – Macro Employer of the year (5000+ employees) and also the award for Recruitment Excellence.
An accredited national provider of care support and accommodation, Caring Homes Group employs more than 5,600 people of which 358 are apprentices covering a number of disciplines including Health & Social Care and Management.
Carol Corstin, Training Manager for Caring Homes Group, attended the awards event at Mercedes-Benz World in Kent on Tuesday and received both awards on behalf of the group.
She said; “Being a winner in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 is an amazing testament to the quality of the work we at Caring Homes Group do to help our colleagues develop and continue providing the highest quality care and support. Apprenticeships really can open the door to a whole new world!”
The recruitment excellence award is a new category introduced for 2018 which recognises employers who have attracted a diverse and high-quality apprenticeship workforce through new and innovative approaches to recruitment. Caring Homes Group was selected by The National Apprenticeship Service to win the award as a company which makes a special contribution to the promotion and delivery of apprenticeships.
Caring Homes Group works in collaboration with Qube Learning and has developed and launched a bespoke Assistant Care Practitioner Apprenticeship that is already helping with the recruitment and retention of Nurses. The company is committed to workforce development, and is enhancing the Senior Care Assistants role and promoting nursing as a vocation. Caring Homes Groups’ implementation is re-energising these roles and offers apprentices excellent career progression.
Adrian Grove, Business Development Director at Qube Learning added, “We’re delighted that Caring Homes Group has won these National Apprenticeship Awards. They are a great example of how Apprenticeships can benefit employees and those in need of care and support. Caring Homes Group are a business which continually invests in the development of their employees and continues to thrive within this sector.”
The National Apprenticeship Awards Gala ceremony will take place on November 28th.