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Sanctuary apprentices recognised at local awards

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Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Education and also in Housing

Award winners Sam Lake and Samantha Hill with David Bennett, Sanctuary Group Chief Executive Award winners Sam Lake and Samantha Hill with David Bennett, Sanctuary Group Chief Executive

Two Sanctuary Group employees have received special recognition for their outstanding achievements at the 2013 Worcestershire Group Training Association (WGTA) Apprenticeship Awards.

Samantha Hill won the Commerce Endeavour Award and Sam Lake was named Commerce Apprentice of the Year, the second year that a Sanctuary apprentice has scooped the award.

The annual awards acknowledge the success of vocational training delivered through apprenticeship programmes designed to prepare young people for key jobs in local business.

Sanctuary has also been named as one of the country’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds.

Established in 2007, Sanctuary’s nationwide apprenticeship programme offers roles in a range of business areas including finance, IT, business administration, health, social care, housing, maintenance operations and horticulture.

Those taking part in the programme benefit from on-the-job training and receive support to work towards nationally recognised qualifications allowing them to earn while they learn.

David Bennett, Sanctuary Group Chief Executive, said: “Sam and Samantha deserve this recognition after all of the hard work and enthusiasm they have put into their apprenticeships. They should be proud of the work they have accomplished and how much they have developed at Sanctuary Group. I have no doubt they will continue to do so in the future.”

Sam Lake, HR assistant, said: “Thanks to Sanctuary’s programme I’ve been able develop my skills in my role and study for the Certificate in Personnel Development. I would recommend apprenticeships to anyone considering this route.”

Samantha Hill, procurement apprentice, added: “The programme has given me a fantastic opportunity to develop a meaningful career. Sanctuary and WGTA have given me excellent support and guidance and it’s extremely motivating to know that my efforts and hard work have been recognised in this way.”

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