Discovery Park sponsors inaugural East Kent Apprenticeship Awards 12 March, 2019

Discovery Park joined over 80 people at the inaugural East Kent Apprenticeship Awards last week, to celebrate businesses and public sector teams giving young adults a chance to shine.

The evening was an opportunity to recognise the future stars of the workplace and the businesses and organisations championing this route to the workplace.

As sponsors of the event, members from the Discovery Park management team were onstage to present the ‘Business Administration’ and ‘Hospitality and Retail’ categories for both the Business of the Year and Apprentice of the Year. Discovery Park tenant, Pfizer, also sponsored the awards.

Mayer Schreiber, CEO of Discovery Park, said: “The East Kent Apprenticeship Awards celebrate outstanding apprentices, employers and those who go above and beyond to raise the profile of apprentices in this dynamic part of the county. Well done to everyone involved.”

Apprentices, businesses and organisations from across East Kent (Ashford, Folkestone & Hythe, Canterbury, Thanet, Swale and Dover districts) were eligible to submit nominations for the awards.

Rob Crook, Senior Director of Pfizer Medicinal Sciences, said: “Pfizer is delighted and proud to be a sponsor of the East Kent Apprenticeship Award programme in its inaugural year.

“Apprenticeships offer amazing opportunities for young people to experience industry and gain key skills while at the same time furthering their academic studies and qualifications. They are key to growing a talented pool of employees for the next generation. We look forward to working with East Kent College as they continue to build the EKAA programme.”

The winners were Furley Page Solicitors, The COOK Kitchen, Bodylines Salon, East Kent Hospitals University, NHS Foundation Trust, Emily Baxter, John Eaton, Tommy Tyrer, James Millis, Sotiris King, Taryn Nanjiani, Joe Bailey and Paul Winter.

To find out more about the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards, visit the website on https://www.eka-awards.co.uk/ or visit their social media using the Twitter handle @EKAA2019.