National Apprentice Awards 2019 – Darke & Taylor is the South East’s Regional runner-up
The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in its 16th year, showcases the diverse range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships, and the success stories of those who have embraced apprenticeships with zest.
Source: National Apprentice Awards 2019
There were 18 apprentice employers and individuals who were recognised at the South East regional ceremony held on Thursday 12 September at Mandolay Hotel, Guildford.
In the SME Employer of the Year category (won by Invotra Ltd), Darke & Taylor finished runner-up (highly commended)
For a full list of the regional winners, click here.
The National Winners will be announce on Wed 27th November 2019 at a National Ceremony.
About Darke & Taylor’s Apprentice Scheme
“Paul and Katie came this morning, did a splendid job and were a delightful pair. So impressed by Katie as an example of your apprentice program. What an intelligent, positive and determined young lady.”
Source: D&T client
Over the last 50 years, Darke & Taylor have offered jobs and training to in excess of 350 individuals who have been looking to develop careers either as electricians or in associated trades.
As of September 2019, out of a 190-strong workforce, Darke & Taylor had 51 employees (over 25% of the workforce) of various ages undertaking an apprenticeship, representing a massive achievement for the company and way ahead of the national average for apprentice engagement.
Darke & Taylor’s Apprentice Programme is especially notable because it punches way above its weight; four Board Directors, eight senior managers and the majority of the senior engineers, have all completed their apprenticeships at D&T and gone on to forge successful and long-lasting careers with the company.
For more information on Darke & Taylor’s Apprentice Scheme, please contact Tanya Webb.