KMF Precision Sheet Metal was one of the winners at the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.
KMF was announced as the North West's Large Employer of the Year at an awards ceremony on Monday 9th of October, held at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool.
The awards, now in their fourteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own apprentice talent and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
The Employer of the Year award celebrates employers who can showcase their commitment, contribution and the success that apprenticeships have brought to their organisation.
On being announced as winner, Jenny Conlon, KMF's Training and Development Manager, said: "Being recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service is a great achievement that provides a real sense of accomplishment."
"We work hard to nurture a skilled team of employees who embody our values from day one, and we are passionate about providing each individual with opportunities to allow them to develop within our company. Apprentices add value to every area of our business, and we will continue to actively champion apprenticeships within our community."
This award is a huge achievement that will allow KMF to feature in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list. KMF can also resubmit for the National Final in January 2018.
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said:
"The National Apprenticeship Awards allow talented apprentices and committed employers from across our regions to receive well-deserved recognition for their apprenticeship achievements.
"Winners recognised at these awards show the range of sectors and variety of job roles apprenticeships are available in, and how they can deliver the skills employers need. I congratulate all winners on their success so far and the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition."
KMF has been offering in-house apprenticeships in Engineering Technology and Fabrication and Welding for ten years. This year KMF has increased its annual apprentice recruitment by 50%, to 16 across the KMF Group.
To find out more about KMF apprenticeships, visit our Apprentice page.