The Romero Catholic Academy in Coventry has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of its successful apprenticeship programme.
The Learning Awards’ ‘Apprenticeship Programme of the Year’ award is the highest accolade that can be received in workplace learning and development, with finalists including leading names in finance, health, retail, communications, education, travel and hospitality.
The Romero academy was shortlisted for its IT apprenticeship programme, which are delivered through Primary Goal, which works with schools across the country.
The programme, which was introduced at the Academy in 2017, not only allows apprentices to gain new skills and qualifications but has also seen external IT costs dramatically reduced, problems solved quicker and projects progressed.
Thanks to its success, the Academy has now launched a sports apprenticeship programme and is looking at other areas where apprentices could be introduced.
The Academy will give a virtual presentation on its apprenticeship programme to a panel of judges next month before the winners are announced at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane London on 18th February next year.