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allpay apprentice champion shortlisted for national award

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Published by Jon Land for allpay Limited in Local Government and also in Bill Payments, Housing

allpay apprentice shortlisted for national award allpay apprentice shortlisted for national award

An apprentice champion from payment specialist allpay has beaten off competition from hundreds of entrants to be short-listed for the West Midlands final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

Lee Snead has been shortlisted for The City & Guilds Apprenticeship Champion of the Year for his strong performance during his 12-year tenure at allpay, which has seen him work his way from apprentice to Head of Client services.

In his role as an apprenticeship ambassador for allpay, Lee is responsible for developing and mentoring new candidates at the firm, as well as speaking at business events about allpay’s work with apprentices. He has since been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for Excellence in Training and Development in Herefordshire, and is now responsible for allpay’s customer service, including delivery of a new contact centre at head office.

Since allpay joined the National Apprentice Service, the majority of its apprentices have gone on to fill permanent positions within the company.

The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the achievements of the country’s most outstanding apprentices and Apprenticeship employers. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, which will be held at Mitchells & Butlers in Birmingham on 16th September.

Sue Husband, Executive Director Apprenticeships and Delivery at the Skills Funding Agency said: “Apprenticeships are thriving in England, and it’s not hard to see why. They offer ambitious young people and adults unrivalled career prospects, and give businesses an exceptional route to grow a highly qualified and motivated workforce.

“The National Apprenticeship Awards recognise the best of the best and are an excellent opportunity for individuals and employers to gain the credit they richly deserve for investing in their own futures. I am delighted that Lee has been short-listed, and would like to congratulate him on this success. All of the finalists should be extremely proud of their achievements,” she added.

All the West Midlands winners will proceed through to a final national judging stage and the highest scoring Apprenticeship employer entries nationally will have the additional honour of featuring in the acclaimed England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, which will be produced by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds.

The national award winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on the 13th November 2014.

The National Apprenticeship Awards are sponsored by BAE Systems, BT, City & Guilds, Learndirect, Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies and Unilever.

Hereford-based allpay is a payments and card specialist, primarily working with organisations in the public sector, including central and local government, councils, schools and housing associations.

Visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk or call 08000 150 600 to find out more about Apprenticeships.

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