Nexus Vehicle Rental, has been announced as a regional finalist in the 2016 National Apprenticeship Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber, in recognition of its company-wide NexSteps apprenticeship programme.
The 2016 awards, run by the National Apprenticeship Service and now in their 13th year, recognise employers and apprentices from across England that can demonstrate how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers.
The awards also recognise excellent businesses that grow their own talent with apprenticeships and apprentices who in turn have made a significant contribution to their workplace.
Nexus employs 108 full time staff at its head office in Leeds and has created 80 full time roles, including 25 apprenticeships since 2008 alone. It currently has nine apprentices completing contracts in accounting, customer service, business admin and IT disciplines.
Nexus actively works to foster a learning environment through the business, ensuring that all employees continue their personal and professional development through regular job-specific training, inter-departmental cross-training and external courses and qualifications.
David Brennan (pictured), chief executive officer of Nexus Vehicle Rental, said: “The nomination recognises the hard work of our apprentices and the success of our NexSteps career development programme, launched last year to provide opportunities for young people from the local community to grow with us and become experts in their chosen field.
“By investing in our people we are able to continue delivering agile, quality services to our customers, while maintaining a sustainable business environment for our employees.”
Since inception, over 90% of Nexus apprentices have been offered permanent employment.