An ongoing dedication to a Grow Your Own strategy of recruiting and supporting apprentices has seen a Nottinghamshire firm receive yet another accolade.
Fidler & Pepper, 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.”
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.