Sheffield based IT support company Resolve proudly celebrates their recent Apprenticeship Award win following the virtual awards ceremony that took place on Thursday 4th November 2020.
The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards recognises and celebrates inspirational businesses whom bring jobs and investment to the Yorkshire region, especially during a period of uncertainty as we have seen in 2020.
Despite the pandemic, this year’s awards attracted more than 180 quality entries from across the country. Shortlisted against four other fantastic local businesses, Resolve were absolutely delighted to bring home the Apprenticeship Award following the YP’s first ever virtual awards ceremony.
The award win played true testimony towards Resolve’s continued commitment to investing in apprentices, especially throughout the course of this year.
Resolve introduced their first apprentice to the business in May 2010, and their most recent apprentice is due to join them at the end of November 2020. Resolve has always placed apprenticeships at the heart of its business growth plans, with 21% of Resolve’s workforce made up of both past and present apprentices.
The announcement of Resolve’s Apprenticeship Award win was made by Yorkshire icon and expert host for the evening, BBC’s Look North legend Harry Gration via Zoom. Upon receiving the award, Resolve’s Managing Director and Founder Andrew Seaton said:
“I’m just so pleased for the team, we’ve worked really hard to invest in young people in our region. Jared who is Resolve’s Technical Team Leader, spends a lot of time mentoring our young people so it’s great to win this award, the team will be so thrilled.”
Responding to Gration’s question as to whether it is more important now more than ever to invest in the future, Seaton answered:
“Absolutely, we’ve all seen some of the slightly gimmer readings around jobs and what the future looks like for young people, but we’ve always seen the benefit in investing in young people. IT is a fast moving, high paced environment and so to have young people working in our organisation, who then train up future apprentices is great. Some of our most Senior Engineers started out as apprentices and so I’m extremely proud of everyone in the team.”
The first of its kind virtual awards ceremony ran seamlessly, albeit for all the award winners, it wasn’t quite the same having to celebrate remotely. On the positive side though, a dance round the kitchen table in your PJ’s is a lot comfier than hitting the dancefloor in ballgowns and bow ties.