The NAS Awards highlight the fantastic work employers put into creating meaningful and impactful apprenticeship schemes, as well as apprentices that have shown exceptional talent and enthusiasm.
IPG Mediabrands has been investing in apprentices for years and provides them with an exceptional apprenticeship experience. We consider them an excellent example of an apprentice employer and think it’s much overdue recognition. We’re proud of the relationship we have with them and look forward to the future! A great example of how talent can flourish at IPG is Gemma Appleford, who from the start impressed her line manager, her team and us. She recently spoke to senior decision makers from global brands like Burberry, Karen Millen, Worldpay and more about why they should hire apprentices. Everyone that attended was very impressed and expressed that she was one of the highlights of the evening.
Sarah Mitchell, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at IPG Mediabrands on becoming regional winners at the NAS Awards and now through to the national finals:
“Gemma and I wanted to say a massive thanks! This process was new to us and it was the first award we had both ever entered and your external support meant a great deal!
Big thanks to the amazing our Account Manager, Anita, for being there throughout the whole process and even meeting me in Kings Cross on her lunch break and birthday while in her busy schedule to read over mine and Gemma’s first drafts, all the advice you gave me was amazing and we took it on board. Anita has been a superstar over the last few months, both with this award and her apprenticeship work – she rocks!
So thanks for being supportive and we look forward to working even more closely with you in the future!”