Pershore College has been named Worcestershire's best training provider for apprenticeships.

The college, part of the WCG college group and a national centre of excellence for horticulture, has bagged the title at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

This accolade comes as a testimony to the college's contributions in training over 200 apprentices across ten different work standards within the last year, contributing to WCG being one of the largest apprenticeship training providers within the Midlands.


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In a ceremony held at the West Midlands Safari Park, hosted by comedian and television star Lucy Porter, the college's apprenticeship delivery and employer-driven strategy were honoured.

The college works with over 150 employers and forms bespoke training programmes to support the specific needs of a business.

Organisations including the Midland Regional Growers and Network Rail have partnered with the college to deliver the training programmes.

Mark Eden, director of work-based learning, and Lorna Walters, head of land-based work-based learning, collected the award on the college's behalf.

Mr Eden commented on the achievement, saying, "This was an incredibly proud moment for our college and we were honoured to collect the award on behalf of the fantastic work-based learning team we have at Pershore College.

"The prestigious award is recognition of the team’s tireless work over the last year.

"We work with employers from their job description up to ensure that the delivery model supports present and future skill needs."

He added: "Our tailored approach to apprenticeship delivery prioritises positive outcomes for both learner and employer.

"We will continue to innovate and lead the way in apprenticeship delivery across the county.

"It was a great occasion to celebrate apprenticeships from across Worcestershire and we would like to congratulate all of the other nominees and winners on the evening.”

The success of the programme has led to the doubling of apprenticeship numbers over the last four years, particularly in the veterinary nursing standard.

Coupled with this, the college collaborates with regional schools to showcase the benefits of apprenticeships.

Each year, about 50 schools in the region are visited by representatives from the college.

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