As part of our Future Talent program, we have taken on many apprentices year on year, offering accessible and rewarding opportunities at Bayer. Apprenticeships allow people beginning their career the chance to learn as they earn, gain experience in the business while working towards a recognised qualification. Our apprentices have shown not only the difference they can make to our business, but the enormous impact apprenticeships can have in shaping the development and career paths of our people. The qualifications our apprentices have completed span 12-18months where they work hard studying, writing assignments, taking exams and building a portfolio, all alongside carrying out their job roles and contributing to the business.
Yesterday we were able to celebrate 6 of our apprentices as they graduated and earned their well-deserved qualifications. Our apprentices graduated with the following:
- Cormac Wooller - Level 3 Business Administration
- Georgia McDougall - Level 3 Business Administration and Level 3 Digital Marketing
- Holly Kellaway - Level 3 Business Administration and Level 3 Digital Marketing
- Louise Evans - Level 3 Business Administration and Level 3 Digital Marketing
- Matthew Gaskell - Level 3 Business Administration
- Sam Dormer - Level 3 Business Administration
An important part of the WBTC graduation ceremony is the Rising Star awards, Employer of the year, Mentor of the Year and Apprentice of the Year. We had finalist in every category which is a huge achievement for Bayer. This year, we sponsored the Mentor of the Year category and were finalist for Large Employer of the Year, Mentor of the Year - Melissa Strong, Apprentice of the Year (16-18) -Matthew Gaskell and Apprentice of the Year (19+) - Louise Evans and Georgia McDougall.