Activate Enterprise has reached the finals of the Apprenticeships 4 England awards.
The awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the achievements of training providers who have excelled in developing apprenticeship programmes in England.
Pablo Lloyd, chief executive of Activate Enterprise, said: “Activate Enterprise was formed in 2014 as part of the Activate Learning group. The vision of the organisation is to combine the educational integrity of further education colleges, with the commercial agility required by business clients.
“In a short space of time we have built very productive partnerships with clients, colleges and other training providers. Our quality speaks for itself and this is enabling us to meet skills needs and increase the opportunities for those entering employment.
“To be shortlisted for these awards among the best apprenticeship providers in the country, within the first two years of operation, is a humbling endorsement of our approach.”
Activate Enterprise, which works with more than 1,000 businesses and 2,000 apprentices, is the apprenticeships delivery partner of Banbury and Bicester College, City of Oxford College, Reading College and Berkshire College of Agriculture.
It also delivers apprenticeship programmes to meet specific business needs, including a leadership and management apprenticeship for Miele and a civil engineering apprenticeship for Peter Brett Associates.
In summer 2014 it became one of only two providers in the country to launch an apprenticeship in classic vehicle restoration in partnership with Banbury and Bicester College.
Activate Enterprise teams work across business sectors including technology, engineering childcare, healthcare, hospitality, animal care and construction.
The winners of the Apprenticeships 4 England Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Emirates Stadium in London on 25 February.