25 November 2019
A picture of Double success for Sanctuary at apprenticeship awards

Worcester-based Sanctuary Group is celebrating a double success after picking up two prestigious apprenticeship awards.

Business and administration apprentice Abigail Bradley was named Level Two Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 Worcestershire Group Training Association (WGTA) Apprenticeship Awards.

And former Sanctuary apprentice Ben Hyde, who successfully completed his accountancy apprenticeship with Sanctuary and is now spending a year abroad, is also celebrating after winning the Apprentice Champion of the Year title at the 2019 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

Abigail was praised for her commitment and drive in the workplace and the outstanding contribution she makes to her team, while Ben’s award recognised his passion for promoting apprenticeships to a wide and diverse audience across the county.

Abigail was also a finalist in the Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year category at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards, while Sanctuary was shortlisted for the Large Apprentice Employer of the Year award.

Sanctuary, a leading social housing and care provider, established its national apprenticeship programme in 2008. It has since supported more than 1,800 people into work, both directly and indirectly through development partners.

Apprentices work in a variety of business areas, including finance, IT, housing, business and administration and health and social care, gaining valuable experience in the workplace while studying for practical qualifications alongside their day-to-day role.

Nicole Seymour, Director – Corporate Services, said: “Sanctuary is committed to helping new talent develop and realise their potential and our apprenticeship programme is a key part of that.

“Abigail and Ben have shown enormous dedication to their apprenticeships and these awards are richly deserved.”