QA Apprenticeships - the award winning training provider!

At QA we believe that quality matters and we are proud to have won a number of awards that show this. Working closely with our employer partners and outstanding apprentices we can clearly demonstrate the benefits that our apprenticeships bring to the IT sector and training and education industry.

Microsoft Apprenticeship Awards

Since their launch in 2012 QA apprentices and employers have had great success at the Microsoft apprenticeship awards. In 2016 QA's apprentices and employers won every award category on offer in England! The awards showcase the best talent on a Microsoft Apprenticeship programme and our list of wins include:

England:

>> Lucy Muldoon at Nomura: Microsoft Apprentice in Support role 2016
>> Jessica Huang at Delta Financial Systems: Apprentice in Developer role 2016
>> Joanne Woolley at National STEM Centre: Microsoft Apprentice in Sales and Marketing role 2016
>> Delta Financial Systems: Microsoft Apprentice Employer of the Year 2016
>> Lucy Muldoon at Nomura: Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2016
>> Tanya Stittle: Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2015
>> Perspicuity: Microsoft Apprentice Employer of the Year 2015
>> Alex Small: Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2014
>> Cloudamour: Microsoft Apprentice Employer of the Year 2014
>> David Robertson: Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2012

Scotland:

>> St Andrews University: Apprentice Employer of the Year 2016
>> Daniel Morrison: Microsoft Modern Apprentice of the Year 2015
>> Sam Foster: Microsoft Modern Apprentice of the Year 2014
>> Standard Life: Apprentice Employer of the Year 2014

Microsoft Worldwide YouthSpark Citizenship Partner of the Year award 2016

In 2016 QA Apprenticeships were selected as the winner of its category from a set of more than 2,500 nominations from 119 different countries. The award recognises QA for its incredible work and impact in the UK – empowering young people, providing them with the opportunity to gain IT experience and training that allows them to pursue fulfilling careers in technology.

Microsoft UK Partner of the Year ‘Special commendation’ award 2013

In 2013 QA Apprenticeships was awarded a ‘special commendation’ award in the Microsoft Worldwide Learning Partner of the Year awards. This is the first of its kind in the technology firm's history and was given to QA Apprenticeships for its 'commitment and innovation in helping deliver Microsoft’s partner apprenticeship scheme which is now enjoying huge UK-wide success,'said Janet Gibbons, Partner Strategy and Programme Director for Microsoft.

Learning Awards 2012, 2013 & 2014

QA Apprenticeships won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award for three consecutive years at the prestigious Learning Awards.  The Learning and Performance Institute host the annual awards to recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence in Learning and Development.

Over the years the Institute recognised QA’s innovation and consultancy when creating bespoke apprenticeships for corporate employers Capgemini and Cisco and QA first won the award in 2012 for its pioneering work in developing effective apprenticeship frameworks in IT and business for employers across the UK.

EducationInvestor Award 2014

QA was named the best Further or Vocational provider at the 4th Annual EducationInvestor Awards in 2014. The awards celebrate innovation and excellence among businesses and other organisations involved in the education sector.  In a hotly contested category, QA Apprenticeships won ahead of a number of other big providers for the excellent performance and service of the Apprenticeships division.

Judges' comments:

"The endorsement of QA’s business and its approach is clear to see, both through incredible industry partnerships and Ofsted feedback…QA’s growth, in such a short time is incredible and really demonstrates the power of apprenticeships today…(their) focus on IT is so important to our market and its future prosperity."