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Double Win at Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019!

The Give as you Live team has scooped not one, but two awards at the 2019 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards, beating the county's top nominated apprentices and apprenticeship employers to the title of Small Business Apprentice Employer of the Year.

Apprentice-turned-Customer Service Assistant, Rachel Layton, also won Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year.

Annabelle Risdon, Director at Give as you Live, which has raised millions over the past decade for around 200,000 UK charities, commented:  “As a small team of 18 based in Worcestershire, we are passionate about the local area and want to encourage further learning to support the community with their employment efforts.

Rachel Layton accepts her award after winning Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year.

The apprenticeship strategy we have in place ensures we offer a minimum of two roles per year across marketing and charity services to harness the local talent within the business and demonstrate commitment to the scheme. We credit ourselves for empowering our apprentices and offering various opportunities to progress within their roles. To date, we have offered five out of six apprentices full-time employment and each has decided to stay and progress within the company.  We’re thrilled to have won in both categories and will continue to strive for excellence across all areas of our organisation.”

Rachel Layton, whose story helped Give as you Live secure Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year commented: “I’m delighted my journey with Give as you Live has been chosen to win. Originally I wanted to be a paramedic but due to health issues, this career path was unlikely to happen. I was unsure if an office environment was right for me as I’m quite a lively person and enjoy doing different tasks each day. However, I gave it the benefit of doubt and I’m so glad I did! My apprenticeship has made me certain I want to continue to build my career in customer service, hopefully up to a managerial level leading my own team. I cannot see myself in any other job.’

What is Give as you Live Online?

Give as you Live Online is a FREE online fundraising platform that has raised over £32 million for UK charities just through online shopping. There are over 6,000 stores listed and over 200,000 charities available to support. Sign up, click through Give as you Live Online and raise free donations whenever you shop!

Offers, donation rates and participating stores are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change. Please visit the Give as you Live Online website for the most up to date information.

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