Blackburn apprentices and businesses recognised at awards ceremony

Ten learners and five employers from across Blackburn have been recognised for their commitment to skills development by Training 2000.

The training provider’s prestigious Business Awards, held at King Georges Hall in Blackburn, recognised learners aged between 17 and 25 for their achievements on Apprenticeship and Traineeship qualifications.

One of the night’s winners was 19-year-old Aamar Haroon from Blackburn, who received the Level 1 Traineeship of the Year award.

He said: “I decided to do a Traineeship as a way to progress onto an Apprenticeship and I’ve really enjoyed it. My tutors at Training 2000 have been very helpful and supportive and I’m made-up to have won this award for all my hard work.”

Aamar was joined on stage by other East Lancashire winners including 17-year-old Jordan Hatzar (Level 1 Achiever of the year), 18-year-old Henry Clark (Advanced Achiever of the year) and 19-year-old Alisha Mullin (Intermediate Achiever of the year).

Blackburn-based cutting solution specialists, Partwell Group, was also recognised on the night receiving the Employer of the Year accolade. The firm, which provides a range of cutting solutions including products for die making and cutting supplies and was recognised for its commitment to offering training opportunities and support to staff.

Rowena Brough, business manager at Training 2000, said: “The calibre of learners has been exceptionally high this year and all of those who won an award are both talented and hard working.

“In the current economic climate, skills development is critical to career success and we would like to congratulate all of those involved in Apprenticeships and Traineeship courses on investing in their future in this way.

“We would also like to acknowledge the valuable role played by our employers in offering training opportunities to employees at all levels and supporting them in the workplace whilst they complete their qualifications.” Training 2000 offers a range of qualifications from traineeships to management qualifications and is currently looking for 16-18 year olds to fill current vacancies for the business sector.