Firebrand Training has been shortlisted for the Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year as part of the inaugural AAC Apprenticeship Awards.
Inclusion on this national shortlist recognises Firebrand’s instrumental work in bringing Digital Apprenticeships to the forefront of the UK economy.
Since 2012, employers have hired and enrolled more than 300 digital apprentices on Firebrand’s custom programmes. Bespoke programmes that have been designed in response to employer demand include Azure Network Engineer, Microsoft Software Tester and Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician.
The shortlist also recognises Firebrand’s decades of expertise across accelerated cyber security training. The UK will see its first cyber security apprentices graduate from their Firebrand apprenticeship programmes in 2018.
Firebrand is working with organisations like the National Autistic Society to ensure its Digital Apprenticeships are accessible to a wide range of individuals with different learning styles, paving the way for a diverse IT industry.
Gavin Freed, Chairman of Firebrand Apprenticeships, said:
“We’ve worked exceptionally hard to provide our apprentices and UK employers with the highest quality of programmes and I’m personally delighted to see Firebrand shortlisted for this award.
“Firebrand will continue to work towards more impressive milestones in 2018, including graduating the UK’s first cyber security apprentices!”
The winner of the Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year will be announced at the AAC Awards Dinner on Thursday 22nd March.
What are the AAC Apprenticeship Awards?
The inaugural AAC Apprenticeship Awards is supported by FE Week, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The award ceremony will be held during National Apprenticeship Week 2018.
The following AAC judges will decide the winner: Alison Birkinshaw (President, AoC), Rob Colbourne (Managing Director, Performance Through People & Chair, West Midlands Provider Regional Network), Sue Taylor (Network Manager, ALPS Partnership Ltd ), Sharron Robbie (Managing Director, Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network Ltd & Chair, South West Training Provider Network), Mike Cherry (National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses), Mark Dawe (CEO, AELP), Bill Twigg (Senior Apprenticeships Manager, City & Guilds), Stewart Segal (AELP Board member).