An ongoing dedication to a Grow Your Own strategy of recruiting and supporting apprentices has seen Fidler & Pepper receive yet another accolade.
The firm, which specialises in Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts and Probate legal services, took the title of Apprentice Employer of the Year at the Nottingham Post Business Awards.
It’s a proud moment for the firm which first began offering apprenticeships in 2002 and has since then seen more than 20 people successfully progress through schemes.
Mark Slade, Managing Partner, commented: “This is such a proud moment for me, and for the firm as a whole. Growing our own team is part of who we are and why we continue to grow and progress as a firm. It’s not about ticking boxes or hitting targets; it’s about offering work-based learning to people who can make a difference.
“And make a difference they certainly do. We have people who have completed their apprenticeships and have gone on to more senior roles here at Fidler & Pepper. So, when we say this award is a team effort, we really mean it.”
Wendy Walker, Conveyancing Operations Manager at Fidler & Pepper, added: “We’re so proud of the amazing group of apprentices we have the pleasure to work with every single day. It’s so rewarding to watch local, young people follow a fantastic career path.”
Fidler & Pepper offers a supportive and aspirational environment that is designed to encourage employees to be the best that they want to be whilst supporting the requirements of the business.
Lucy Cowe, a recent Apprentice of the Year winner, said: “An apprenticeship is perfect for me and I love working here. The award is brilliant news and well deserved.”
Fidler & Pepper’s commitment to its people recently saw the firm, with offices in Mansfield and in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire receive the coveted Silver accreditation from Investors In People.