PDA Member, Bagnalls Win Big at West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards

13 June 2023

PDA Member, Bagnalls is the proud winner of the Large Business Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award. The commercial painters and decorators won the accolade at the 2023 West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards. 30% of the Bagnalls management team, including two of their board directors, began their careers as apprentices. Bagnalls understand the importance of continued training and support to an individual’s personal and career development.

Bagnalls beat tough competitors to take home the title, including Channel 4 and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Bagnalls’ HR Director, Ellie Jobes, says:

“This is a fantastic achievement. This award highlights our commitment throughout the business to apprenticeships and continued learning. Apprentices are key to our business’ success.”

The ceremony took place at Wakefield’s Tileyard North in their gorgeous event space, The Carding Shed. Winners ranged from the talented apprentices themselves to supportive employers.

Bagnalls support apprentices to achieve their full potential through on-site, hands-on training. This offers an alternative to the traditional university route. Ellie comments

“Some of our apprentices have gone on to have careers of more than 40 years with us! This highlights the true loyalty so many of our apprentices show us.”

Apprentices at Bagnalls are high achievers. They’re committed to – and interested in – continued learning and development. A good example of this commitment is Max Rollinson. Max joined Bagnalls as an apprentice at just 16 and received a nomination for the Construction Apprentice of the Year Award. He also became one of the youngest-ever site supervisors at Bagnalls.

Max has now joined Bagnalls’ Management Trainee scheme, highlighting the advancement opportunities available to driven apprentices at the company.

Another high-achieving apprentice is Dan Ross. Dan was Highly Commended at the awards, in the Higher Apprentice of the Year category. Ellie says:

“We’re very lucky to have such a committed high-achiever on our team!” Dan has been with Bagnalls for four years and has shown true dedication to his studies and his work. He joined Bagnalls as he knew that he wanted to develop his skills in a practical work environment, rather than pursuing the academic route offered by universities.

Bagnalls are currently recruiting apprentice painters and decorators and trainee managers. If you’re committed to learning and development, why not apply today!

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