Category Sponsors

University of Central Lancashire

“The University of Central Lancashire has a strong reputation for applied business research, entrepreneurship, innovation, and bringing academic excellence to life. We can support you with our free Apprenticeship Matching Service to recruit a Degree Apprentice or help you elevate the skills of an existing employee. They will gain the skills and experience that today’s industry needs, through an educational programme devised by the employer, the learner and the University.”

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North West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

The Northwest Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is part of the National Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and works closely with the Local Enterprise Partnerships, Careers Hubs & Sector Bodies across the region to promote apprenticeships. Ambassadors are passionate about apprenticeships and are keen to promote the apprenticeship route to other employers and potential new apprentices'.

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Kepak Group

Kepak is a global food company serving international retailers and foodservice household names with prime cuts of meat, on-trend food concepts and ready-for-market convenience foods. Our meat is sourced primarily from Bord Bia Quality Assured Farms and our beef and lamb are pasture-grazed for most of the year.

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VEKA plc is one of the UK’s leading uPVC systems companies. We design and manufacture profile which is used to fabricate windows, doors and conservatories for homes and commercial buildings across the country. Our Lancashire factory opened in 1986, since then we have become one of Burnley’s major employers. Led by our company ethos, ‘We Care | We Act,’ we have a commitment to investing in the growth and development of every one of our people. We are also committed to developing our future workforce through our Apprenticeship Scheme.


Lancashire Skills Employment Hub

The Lancashire Skills Hub works with partners to deliver skills and employment priorities which drive prosperity and growth in Lancashire. The Lancashire Skills Hub has developed the Lancashire Skills Pledge to provide businesses with one door to find out more about Lancashire’s key skills and training initiatives.

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Blackpool and The Fylde College

Passionate about partnering with businesses both big and small, Blackpool and The Fylde College is committed to helping individuals and industry flourish. With an innovative portfolio of technical and professional education, we aim to support companies to develop their workforces both for today and for tomorrow. Blending employer insight with technical expertise, we co-create apprenticeships to support
local and regional economies and to harness the potential of people within our communities to drive success across Lancashire.

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Electricity North West

Electricity North West is the distribution network operator for the North West, which means they manage and maintain the overhead lines, underground cables and associated infrastructure that transports electricity to homes and businesses.

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