Bango fought off stiff competition from employers in the region to be announced the regional winner of the Medium Employer of the Year award. Bango will now go through to national judging in the hope of becoming a national winner.
The awards, now in their twelfth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognize excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
On accepting the award, David Keeling, COO said:
“We are delighted to receive this award, it recognizes Bango as the employer of choice in Cambridge for young people looking to start their career within the IT industry. We are extremely proud of our apprentices; they play a key role in our customer delivery to the world’s largest app stores and mobile operators. They are role models who inspire other young people at schools and colleges to follow the apprenticeship path”
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said:
“Apprenticeships deliver for businesses, individuals and the economy. They enable people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working and earning. And for businesses, hiring apprentices is a productive and effective way for them to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
“The National Apprenticeship Awards enable talented apprentices and committed employers to receive the recognition they richly deserve. They not only help celebrate the achievements of apprentices and businesses, allowing them to gain the credit for investing in their own futures, but they drive up quality and encourage others to get involved.
“Bango has been recognised as winner medium employer of the year in the East of England and I would like to congratulate them on their achievement. They deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. There has never been a better time to become an apprentice or employ one.”
To find out more about the National Apprenticeship Awards, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-awards