Its commitment to promoting and supporting apprentices has earned Grundon Waste Management a sought after place as a finalist in the 2016 Oxfordshire Business Awards.
It will now go head-to-head with two other companies in the race to be named the winner of the Oxfordshire Apprentices Apprenticeship of the Year Award.
On the road to awards success: Clayton Sullivan-Webb, Managing Director of Grundon and Lisa Dixon, Managing Director of JLD Driver Training (pictured right), celebrate with Grundon’s successful apprentices.
The winner will be announced at a gala dinner on June 17 at the Four Pillars Hotel in Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
A delighted Lorraine Milburn, Grundon’s HR manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be selected as a top three finalist for the Apprenticeship Award. We work extremely hard to encourage, support and promote our apprentices who play a very important part in our company’s success. To have those efforts recognised by the judges is praise indeed and we are very much looking forward to the Awards evening.”
In the last five years, Grundon has recruited 31 apprentices across different departments, the majority of whom have gone on to be permanently employed by the company. Its largest ongoing apprenticeship programme is driver training, and Grundon is committed to “growing its own” drivers in response to shortage of qualified LGV drivers nationwide.
Overall, the Oxfordshire Business Awards saw more than 300 firms competing for top honours across 15 different categories, and Awards chairman, Paul Lowe, said it had been a “long and challenging judges’ meeting” to decide the finalists.
The Awards are now in their 22nd year and Grundon will be hoping to repeat last year’s success when it was named winner of The NatWest Large Business Award.Back to news