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Awards Season 2020

16 December 2020 by Heidi Marshall

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, which made the results of the Awards Season for Corndel, that little bit extra special.

We started the year winning the CMI Partner Award, as their Learning Provider of the Year, and this was followed by wins at the Lloyds Bank Business Awards, the EducationInvestor Awards and the Growing Business Awards. We know this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our dedicated and supportive employers, learners and fantastic team at Corndel.

We entered a range of categories across these awards. The CMI Partner Award and the EducationInvestor Award both focused on our innovative learning delivery model, the value of high quality coaching. Both awarding bodies noted Corndel’s fulfilled ambition to use the apprenticeship levy to launch programmes that dealt with skills gap issues in the workplace, including a lack of Data literacy across organisations and gaps in DevOps and Software Engineering. Corndel’s ability to adapt Levy funded programmes to address parent returner issues, encourage more women into technology roles with supportive training, and deliver leadership training to the World Bank in Afghanistan, has resulted in the Apprenticeship Levy doing want it was designed to do - delivering maximum impact.

The Lloyds Bank Business Awards and Growing Business Awards were more holistic, looking at Corndel’s overall vision and ambition, how this has been fulfilled, and the resulting business growth and financial position of the company. This has been a very challenging year for the training sector, so we are both proud and humbled that Corndel has continued to grow. We firmly believe in delivering brilliant training and keeping our learners at the heart of everything we do, so it meant a lot that this vision and our ability to deliver it was considered award-winning.

Skills development will play an increasingly important role in 2021, and it is crucial that this training is high quality and relevant to the roles that will be needed during and after our national recovery.

It has been a very positive end to 2020 for the Corndel team, our employers and learners. We will continue to play our part in the recovery – not just by delivering brilliant training, but by creating fulfilling jobs. Thank you to everyone who has played a part.

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