Real SFX collected the Small Employer of the Year award at the high profile Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2014 ceremony at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport.
The awards, divided into 13 categories, are organised jointly by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW). Showcasing excellence in skills development in Wales by learners, employers and learning providers.
The awards recognise employers who commit to developing their workforce through apprenticeships and other work-based learning programmes, which support employees during their training. They are also a great way to evaluate training and development, as well as a fantastic motivational factor for any workforce or learner.
The Apprenticeship Programme in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.
“There is no recognised academic qualification in practical special effects, therefore our Apprenticeship Programme provides the ideal platform to work and learn simultaneously.” explained Carmela (Real SFX Creative Director).
Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James said: “Apprenticeships are one of the most practical and cost effective ways for a business to build a skilled workforce. An apprentice can learn the skills an employer needs to keep pace with developments in their industry and deliver the service customers demand. I am delighted that employers like Real SFX, share the Welsh Government’s commitment to training our future workforce.”
More than 400 key stakeholders from the vocational education and training sector across Wales attended the awards ceremony, where guests dined out with chefs from the Culinary Team Wales.