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Venture 1 achieves Investors In Apprentices Silver Award

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

Investors in People is delighted to award Venture 1 Consulting, a London based IT Consultancy and Managed Services Provider, the 'We invest in apprentices Silver' accreditation.

Who are Investors In People?

In late 2018, Investors in People were commissioned by the Department for Education to create a framework for organisations in the UK to use to ensure they are consistently delivering high quality apprenticeships.

What does the accreditation mean?

Now that Venture 1 Consulting has been confirmed as a We invest in apprentices organisation, it shows that it is committed to its apprentices and developing them for the benefit of the individual and the organisation with clear channels of communication and support for each apprentice. Investors in People is proud to have Venture 1 Consulting as part of its community.

Why are apprentices important to Venture 1?

Venture 1 Consulting’s younger employees have been instrumental in helping it achieve growth over recent years. Employing apprentices is one of the most important ways that it has been able to develop staff with both the skills and ethos required to successfully support its customers. It believes in providing young people with a platform for learning with roles that immediately contribute and deliver for both the company and the individuals themselves.

To reinforce this, Venture 1 Consulting has committed to maintaining a minimum of 10% of its workforce as apprentices on its Apprenticeship Programme and is currently operating at a rate of 17%.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Venture 1 Consulting. Being accredited with We invest in apprentices is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Venture 1 Consulting in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of delivering high quality apprenticeships.

Commenting on the award, Maxine Thurston, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted that our efforts to support youth employment have been formally recognised. We take our responsibility for developing the skills and careers of our apprentices very seriously, and we look forward to welcoming more new apprentices to the programme over the coming year.”

About Investors in People Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque. That's why we've already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better. And you know what, we’re just getting started…

How are we doing that? We’re a community interest company, which means we put our purpose before our profits. That means everything we do and every direction we take is done to make work better.

Organisations that meet the criteria of our We invest in people, We invest in wellbeing and/or We invest in apprentices accreditations are proud to display their success to the world.

Because they understand that it’s people that make work better.

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