Regional accountancy firm only East Anglian employer to make UK top 20 apprenticeship employers rankings

Mark Proctor
Human Resources
HR Partner and HR administrator with apprentices

Lovewell Blake has been revealed as the only East Anglian-based employer to feature in the Top 20 of the government’s official ‘Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers’ List for 2022.

HR Partner and HR administrator with apprentices

The firm was praised for the fact that more than a quarter of its current employees started at the firm as part of the Apprenticeships programme, despite only signing up for the scheme just six years ago.

The list, which is compiled by the Department of Education, recognises employers for their commitment to employing apprentices, their creation of new apprenticeships, the diversity of their new apprentices, and the number of apprentices who complete their apprenticeships and progress further with the employer.

Lovewell Blake is ranked 20th nationally in the list, which is dominated by huge employers such as the Armed Forces, government departments and major corporations such as BT.

The rankings reveal that 27.3% of the firm’s current workforce joined the firm as an apprentice, with some 40 new apprenticeships created at Lovewell Blake in the past 12 months.

“When we decided to embrace the Apprenticeships programme six years ago, it was a significant move for a profession which has traditionally been very graduate-based,” said Lovewell Blake senior partner Mark Proctor.

“It is very satisfying to be recognised for the way we have developed our apprenticeship programme since then, and it is now a very important part of how we introduce and nurture talent at the firm.”

Lovewell Blake offer various recruitment opportunities throughout the year, from apprenticeships and trainee position to more senior/management roles. Find out what we offer here.

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