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Vaultex apprentices receive first-class honours

In January 2016 Vaultex launched its Higher Level Apprentice (HLA) programme, an initiative that centred on a key objective in our HR strategy – to identify and develop future talent.

An alternative to running a graduate scheme, Vaultex developed a unique, four year programme in partnership with Coventry University. It gives young people the opportunity to gain full-time employment, learn on the job and receive a BA Honours degree – equipping them with academic skills and practical experience to excel.

Five apprentices were enrolled across a number of areas within Vaultex, ranging from our operational sites to the Operations Support and Commercial Technology teams in our support functions. Now, as we enter the final month of their fourth year, we’re delighted to report all five of our apprentices have graduated with BA first-class honours and a chartered management institute qualification: a Vaultex first and a fitting reflection of the value they bring to our company.

Additionally, Tim Hardie – an Operations Support representative from our 2016 cohort – became the first recipient of the Apprenticeship Excellence Award at the inaugural Coventry Student Awards.

“The programme’s success has exceeded all of our expectations,” says Learning & Development Manager and HLA programme lead, Paul Hannon.

“In a very short amount of time we were mapping the teachings to key focus areas within Vaultex. The results really are testament to the application and ability the group have demonstrated day-in, day-out over the past four years.

“Our challenge now is to make our latest cohort of HLA’s just as successful. Whilst we’ve set the bar pretty high, we’ve got a brilliant foundation to build from.”