Wow, what a brilliant week for us at Fifteen Cornwall. Not only did we welcome our new group of students to college, we have also been recognised in this year’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list! We are so proud.
The Top 100 list is compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds, recognising excellence in businesses that employ apprentices. After a lengthy selection process the most outstanding apprenticeship employers from all four National Apprenticeship Awards employer categories went forward to feature in the list, which showcases the variety of employers who now offer apprenticeships.
Our Foundation team went to the regional Apprenticeship Awards in Taunton in September and were named ‘highly commended’ in the small Apprenticeship Employer of the year category. The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list however was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards at the Skills Show in Birmingham on the 14th of November.
David Way, Chief Executive of the National Apprenticeship Service, congratulated Fifteen Cornwall on its success:
“The breadth and depth of employers on our Top 100 list just goes to show the huge impact Apprenticeships have on companies of all sizes and the UK economy.
Apprenticeships are the country’s gold standard for vocational training. As part of the new era for Apprenticeships we are introducing measures to ensure there has never been a better time for employers to hire apprentices.
With more Higher, degree level, Apprenticeships, rigorous new standards for all Apprenticeships and new financial incentives for small firms who hire their first apprentices, employers can be confident that Apprenticeships will deliver for them.”
Meanwhile, CEO and Director General of City & Guilds, Chris Jones, said:
"At City & Guilds, we’re all about helping people and organisations develop their skills for growth. Apprenticeships are integral to helping us achieve this; they develop the workforce of tomorrow, whilst giving people the skills they need to succeed in employment.
To be named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer is a sign of excellence and Fifteen Cornwall should feel incredibly proud of what they’ve achieved. I hope that other employers will be inspired by their success to discover the benefits apprenticeships can offer.”
To view the full Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers List, please visit