At the 2017 awards Lifeways came highly commended in the Employer Category and went on to be placed on the Top 100 National Apprenticeship Employers, something we are very proud of. Building on that success, Nikki Elliott, Service Manager in Bolton has been selected as a finalist in the Higher Apprenticeship Category this year. Nikki will be attending the regional Apprenticeship Awards in Manchester on 19th September.  We are keeping everything crossed for Nikki, well done!

Lifetime Training Learning Achievement Awards

At Lifeways we encourage our staff to pursue continuous professional development with an opportunity to enrol on a vocational learning qualifications.  We do this in partnership with Lifetime Training, a national training provider that can support the widespread qualification needs across the UK.  Every year Lifetime celebrate learner achievement, and this year Nikki has also been selected as a finalist for the Lifetime Learner Achievement Awards to be held in Bristol on 1st November.

Nikki says, “I’m really excited about being shortlisted. I am looking forward to representing not just myself but all the Lifeways Learners, and to remind everyone who is thinking of undertaking learning that they can do it too. My message would be don’t doubt yourself, it is all worth it!”

Nikki’s manager Lynn Black added, “Nikki has worked exceptionally hard to achieve this. She has juggled her work and family life to ensure she develops in her role as a manager. Nikki is feeling excited about the events and feels it has all been worthwhile. She’s a great advocate for learning at Lifeways and we all wish her the best of luck.”

If you are a staff member and you’re interested in finding out more and exploring the opportunities speak to your line manager in the first instance, and take a look at the Workforce Development page on MyLifeways.