Chubb has celebrated the achievements of 22 of the company’s graduating apprentices during an apprenticeship awards ceremony held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Accrington.
The apprentices were joined by their line managers, Brendan McNulty, Chubb UK&I Managing Director, Mike Shands, Vice President of Learning and Leadership Development at APi Group, and Chris Stott, CEO at Training 2000. The rising stars received certificates of completion, and three apprentices were given special recognition as Chubb’s Apprentices of the Year.
Adam Watson, who is based at Chubb’s Blackburn office, completed his Level 3 Apprenticeship in 2021 and was one of the Apprentice of the Year award recipients. He said: “Being named Apprentice of the Year is really special, and I’m delighted to be recognised for all my hard work over the past twelve months. I’m looking forward to seeing where my career with Chubb takes me.”
Jim McSharry, Chubb’s Early Careers Manager, hosted the event and believes that apprentices are a vital part of any organisation. He said, “Our celebratory event is an excellent opportunity to highlight our apprentices’ incredible value to the organisation. While learning on the job, our apprentices inject enthusiasm and fresh ideas into their teams. They are willing to learn, and their energy is refreshing to see. Here at Chubb, we know how important it is to nurture the next generation of team leaders so they can help drive our business forward.”
The 22 graduates now have progression opportunities with Chubb and many of them will turn their apprenticeships into full-time roles working across field-based roles in fire safety or security and office-based roles in Finance or IT. Others can continue to work and study, aiming for Higher Apprenticeships at Level 6 – the equivalent of a degree.
Mike commented: “I’m proud of each of the apprentices, making a difference in the workplace and gaining the essential skills they need for life-long careers in our industry.”