specialist Seddon has been named Employer of the Year by the UK Contractors
Group (UKCG) which represents the building industry’s leading contractors.
national award recognises Seddon’s deeply rooted commitment to apprenticeships
and training. The company celebrated its 75th anniversary of
recruiting apprentices in 2012, with 88 apprentices recruited across Seddon
Group during that year.
is the second time in three years that the Employer of the Year award has gone
Nathan, head of policy at UKCG, says: "Seddon were worthy winners of our
Employer of the Year award. The judges were impressed by Seddon’s ingrained
commitment to training apprentices and investing time in developing the next
generation of talent. It was the 75th year of Seddon training
apprentices and – despite a difficult construction market – they took on 88 new
apprentices, many of whom will enjoy long careers with the company.”
apprentices are the lifeblood of our industry and a vital part of what we do,”
comments Seddon chief executive Jonathan Seddon. "To receive this award for the
second time is a fantastic recognition of the commitment to apprentice training
which exists throughout the company.
have always taken the view that helping apprentices to develop their skills and
careers with our support is the right thing to do. Not only is it good for us
as a company and the young people we work with, but it also benefits the wider
construction sector and the communities where we work. Our aim is to keep
delivering some of the best training the industry can provide.”
Employer of the Year award – sponsored by industry training body CITB and
B&CE – was presented at the UKCG annual lunch in central London.