31 January, 2008
Forbes Solicitors and Burnley College celebrated the achievements of a further 7 Forbes employees on their award-winning Business & Administration apprenticeship programme.
The certificate presentation was held to congratulate trainee staff on completing their apprenticeship frameworks. The training they receive has evolved over time through a successful partnership between Forbes Solicitors and Burnley College that focuses on the progression of young people and has seen 90 people successfully complete the programme since its inception. They are trained by the Forbes in house training team with assistance and guidance from Burnley College Training and their Business Division.
Training staff from Burnley College and Forbes Solicitors were present at the ceremony, along with Burnley College Assistant Principal, John Clarke, Forbes' Managing Partner, John Barker and Chair of Forbes' HR and Training, Daniel King.
Burnley College's Assistant Principal, John Clarke, praised the hard work of the apprentices and the training staff "Burnley College established a working relationship with Forbes in 2000, and since then more than 90 employees have completed the programme. These apprentices are living proof that people can successfully combine working and studying with the right support. Credit must also go to the staff that have ensured the apprentices have reached their potential."
Daniel King from Forbes Solicitors added "We are delighted that another group of apprentices have completed their training, and we hope they follow in the footsteps of previous apprentices who have continued with their training at the firm, and are even considering beginning legal degrees. It is a challenging time for the legal industry at the moment, but the key to success is to develop people from within and our partnership with Burnley College is the key to that philosophy."
Forbes Solicitors has previously been awarded Employer of the Year by the Learning and Skills Council for their efforts in improving young people's skills through apprenticeships.
Photo (left to right): Burnley College Assistant Principal John Clarke, Claire Sawden, Carly Wood, Kelly Woodruff, Rachel Wane, Victoria Thornton, Rachael Harrison, Hayley Parker, Chair of Forbes' HR and Training Daniel King.