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Training partnership leads to award win

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Mitie Group plc photo. National Apprenticeship of the Year Awards 2016 at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London. 20.01.17 Photographer Sam Pearce / www.square-image.co.uk

The work conducted by Jigsaw Training went the extra mile – and helped facilities management company Mitie scoop a top award.

Jigsaw Training is the company’s apprenticeship training partner and joined the Mitie team at the recent National Apprenticeship Awards where they were announced as ‘Macro Employer of the Year’

Preston-based Jigsaw has worked closely as Mitie’s training partner for 10 years, across all aspects of its apprenticeship programme.

James Blackhurst, managing director of Jigsaw Training, said: “We have delivered and supported the Mitie apprenticeship programme over a long period and we’re thrilled to see the company recognised for its commitment to apprenticeships.

“This is a partnership we’re proud to be involved in, and we’re thrilled to have played our part in helping them win this accolade.”

The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 13th year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

A spokesman for Mitie said: “Mitie’s success wouldn’t have been possible without the help from our training partner Jigsaw. Working with Jigsaw since 2007, they’ve assisted us with everything to do with our apprentices, from signing them up in the first place and tutoring them, to dealing with their issues and fronting Ofsted inspections.”

Jigsaw Training specialises in apprenticeships, providing the complete package from training needs analysis through to the design, administration, delivery, management and evaluation of all programmes.

It delivers apprenticeships in sectors including facilities management, catering, security and retail.

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.