EGGER (UK) Limited was voted the outright winner at the recent Journal North East Business Awards Grand Finals.
At a glittering event at Hardwick Hall, Co. Durham, Northumberland’s largest manufacturer impressed the judges with its highly successful apprenticeship scheme that has been running for over a decade.
The Apprenticeship category, sponsored by CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, recognises companies that have implemented an apprenticeship scheme as an integral part of developing their workforce.
Sarah Carnegie, Co-chair at CIPD commented: “Our visit to the Hexham site, certainly underlined the company’s commitment to their apprentices. We met a number of EGGER’s engineering apprentices in their Training Academy, as well as having the opportunity to see what skills they have developed on the training rigs they use.
“We also had the chance to chat to former business apprentices who have gone on to have successful careers with the company. It was great to hear how passionate everyone was about the training they had received.”
EGGER has complex and specialist manufacturing operations, and new technologies are continually being introduced. The seven schemes within the EGGER Apprenticeship programme provides the diversity within the workplace and is a key part of the company’s succession planning for ongoing success.
Accepting the award on behalf of EGGER, Tobias Zimmermann, Hexham Production/Technical Director said: “It is great to have our achievements recognised. This award underlines the hard work and commitment of everyone at EGGER involved in developing and supporting our apprentices.