Persona HR Win Major Award 3rd Year Running!
Check it out Ladies and Gents! For the 3rd year running, Krista Brown & our fantastic friends and supporters at Persona HR have won an award at the Medium Employer of the Year at the London regional final of the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards 2012. Persona walked away with the Highly Commended 2nd Place, Runner-up award. The awards were held @ London’s City Hall on 24/9/12.
Persona is a Specialist Recruiter to the Security & Events Industry & the pioneers of launching the Apprenticeship in Spectator Safety @ Events Level II in the UK. 130 + young adults have passed through Persona’s doors, most of which came from YOT & Offending Backgrounds. Persona’s success rate has shown how these Young Adults can succeed in a normal working environment – having lost only 15 back to Offending in 3 years. Through this dedication to Apprenticeships, the founder Krista Brown MD AECI, is now a London Ambassador for NAS, encouraging other employers to join the Apprenticeship scheme, working 1 on 1 with Young Offenders & has launched a Persona Academy, enabling Persona to deliver their own Apprenticeships in house from 2013/2014.
She has also become part of HRH Duke of York’s Apprentice Round-table, visiting Buckingham Palace earlier this year & returning next week, with her Apprentices to attend the first ever Higher Apprenticeship Graduation Ball there.
Krista Brown, MD & Founder tells us “Working with the kids is where my passion really lies so it’s an honour to see them progressing in the work environment, getting real qualifications & making something of their lives, Many of the young adults I work with have had the hardest starts in life or come from very problematic backgrounds, many with no home or family support. We work with them as closely as possible, assigning them to Senior Mentors so they get that crucial 1 on 1 support. We train them, we educate them & not just in work qualifications, but in real life skills as well & we offer a 24 hr support service. Breaking down pre-conceived opinions, giving real chances & watching them shine & grow into honest fully functioning adults with a work ethic & determination to succeed is where my job satisfaction comes from every day”,
Vic Grimes, Divisional Area Director for London and South East from the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “Apprenticeships and training are the lifeblood of the region’ s economy, bringing many benefits to businesses and giving people the skills and qualifications they need to excel in their chosen careers. These awards give us a great opportunity to celebrate this and inspire many other employers and individuals.
“We received an outstanding calibre of entries for the National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards this year and I would like to congratulate Persona HR Ltd for their continued success year in year out.”
Visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk or call 08000 150 600 to find out more about Apprenticeships. For more information about The Skills Show go to www.theskillsshow.com