The Give as you Live team have 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.
The apprenticeship strategy we have in place ensures we offer a minimum of two roles per year across marketing and charity services to harness local talent within the business and demonstrate commitment to the scheme. We credit ourselves on 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 have 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 managerial level lead my own team. I cannot see myself in any other job.’
About Give as you Live Online
At no extra cost or time spent, Give as you Live Online allows individuals to conveniently raise funds for their chosen charities, simply by shopping via its online portal where a percentage of the purchase price is donated. With more than 4,300 retail partners and 200,000 UK charities, Give as you Live is the largest social enterprise of its type and kind, which, has over the past decade enabled thousands of individuals to raise millions of pounds for their chosen charities.