Deputy PM congratulates Horsham company for apprenticeship training award

132642-80_MY_business_awards'Johnson Press Business Awards, Grand Hotel, Brighton.'Large Business highly commended award, Damovo.'Pic Mick Young'27/09/2013
132642-80_MY_business_awards'Johnson Press Business Awards, Grand Hotel, Brighton.'Large Business highly commended award, Damovo.'Pic Mick Young'27/09/2013

Nick Clegg has congratulated a Horsham company for coming in the top 100 apprentice-employing companies in the UK.

For the third consecutive year, Damovo UK & Ireland has been recognised in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.

Writing to Damovo, the deputy prime minister said: “I would like to take this chance to congratulate Damovo on its success at this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards.

“As we work to increase the opportunities for hard-working young to people to achieve their ambitions through high-quality apprenticeship training, it is vitally important that we celebrate the achievements of employers like you, who go the extra mile to help their apprentices and succeed.”

The list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards, during The Skills Show in Birmingham on November 14.

Alex Williams, operations director at Damovo, a former apprentice himself, said: “We are extremely proud to be in the Top 100 list for the third year running and will continue to evangelise about the benefits apprenticeships can bring.”

The Top 100 list is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices.

Since Damovo re-introduced its apprenticeship scheme in 2009, it has taken on 21 local apprentices into a three-year programme, which includes studying at Northbrook College in Worthing. The company gives all apprentices the opportunity of permanent roles and a number have already been promoted.