Following its successful shortlisting at the UK Social Mobility Awards, electrical distributor Rexel has made the 2019 Roll of Honour in recognition of its progressive apprenticeship programme.
The awards focus on making the advancement of social mobility a central part of how organisations are run in the UK, recognising best practice and innovation by celebrating excellence in elevating social mobility as a cause equal to the level of other diversity issues.
To qualify for the roll of honour Rexel entered the awards’ Progression category and successfully got shortlisted to the final 57 from the 115 submitting organisations.
Vicky Ordish is apprenticeship programme manager at Rexel and is dedicated to coordinating and managing all aspects of the programme across the business covering recruitment, induction, training and development of the apprentices to make sure they are fully supported.
She said: “Rexel is always looking to support young apprentices and we firmly believe it’s important to show stronger commitment to this talent pool by offering the security of providing long-term career paths, progression opportunities, training and development.
“Rexel is committed to contributing to the localities in which our branches reside. Part of this commitment is to provide an apprenticeship programme which offers youngsters not in education, employment or training with support, and also offers a dedicated team focused on developing their skills and knowledge from which to launch their careers.”
A badge of honour has been created for Rexel to proudly display on all company communications to help inspire positive change in wider industries.