City wins apprenticeships kudos

National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 Central Eastern : Medium Employer of the Year - Winners Arcana Group of Salons : Alice Greaves (left) & Debbie Elderton (right) collect their award from guest speaker Yvonne Carter of FCO Services (centre).
National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 Central Eastern : Medium Employer of the Year - Winners Arcana Group of Salons : Alice Greaves (left) & Debbie Elderton (right) collect their award from guest speaker Yvonne Carter of FCO Services (centre).
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An employer and an apprentice from Milton Keynes were celebrated at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 Central Eastern region ceremony.

Arcana Group of Salons in Egerton Gate, Shenley Brook End, was presented with the regional Medium Employer of the Year Award, while Argos Home Retail Group, based in the city centre, saw one of its apprentices presented with the regional Intermediate Apprentice of the Year award.

Arcana is a hair and beauty specialist treatment group which currently employs 28 including 14 apprentices.

Argos Home Retail Group nominated apprentice Ryan Iddon, 21, now part of the management team having started with the company when he was 16.

All Central Eastern winners will proceed through to a final national judging stage, and the Apprenticeship employer entries judged to be the very best of the best will have the additional honour of featuring in England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, which will be produced by NAS in partnership with City & Guilds.