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Family Business Apprentice Of The Year

19th January 2015 Paul Andrews

The search is on to find the Family Business Apprentice of the Year.

Family Business United continues to look for innovative ways to champion the family business sector and we are now on the search for the Family Business Apprentice of the Year 2015.

Providing practical on the job experience whilst working towards a qualification, apprentices are seen as the future in many sectors of the UK economy.  This award seeks to identify an outstanding individual that embodies the role and more than makes a contribution to the firm providing them with the opportunity.

As Charlie Mullins OBE, Founder and Managing Director of Pimlico Plumbers explains, "In 2009, and as a former apprentice, I realised that we were going nowhere in generating a future workforce for our industry and more particularly creating apprenticeships for people to become qualified to be that workforce."  Since then he has championed the cause for apprentices across the UK and really helped stimulate the creation of many more apprenticeships across the UK.  Not only that, Pimlico Plumbers invest significantly in their own apprentices as the future workforce of their business.

Family Business United is on the look-out for apprentices working in family firms across the UK.  If you have an apprentice working for you who goes 'above and beyond' your expectations then nominate them for the title.  The awards are FREE to enter and nominations are open until March 31.  The judging panel will then deliberate before identifying a shortlist.  All of those shortlisted will then be in the running for the Family Business Apprentice of the Year title 2015.

We will announce details of the judges and the exciting prizes shortly but for now simply download, complete and send in the nomination form which can be downloaded below.

All submissions will be acknowledged and the team at Family Business United will be in touch with details of those shortlisted in due course.  These awards will culminate in an event towards the end of May to recognise the contribution apprentices make to family firms and announce the winner.

We look forward to receiving the nominations.




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