Morpeth business shortlisted for national work experience award
Morpeth candle and giftware manufacturer, Best Kept Secrets, has been shortlisted* for a National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Award.
The NCWE Awards are now in their 10th year and they have become widely recognised as the most prestigious in their category, encouraging and rewarding UK employers who provide valuable internships to students and graduates.
Best Kept Secrets will compete in the Best of the Best category, which celebrates a decade of work experience excellence and is open to all previous overall award winners. The shortlist can be found at www.work-experience.org/awards
The shortlist has been drawn up from hundreds of entry forms, which have been assessed against a scoring system incorporating student support and skills development as well as business benefits. Around five finalists have been selected in each of the 13 categories, covering the full spectrum of organisations from large and small companies to those in the public and charitable sectors.
For the final stage of judging, the shortlisted entries will be reviewed by a high profile panel representing the full internship process, including last year’s winner Jagex, the National Association of Student Employment Services, an intern, and university placement tutor. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 19 March at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London by Timpson chairman, John Timpson.
Alan Edwards, managing director at Best Kept Secrets says: “We won the overall NCWE Awards in 2006 and are delighted to have been shortlisted once more. Internships have become a valuable talent pipeline for our business and provide an effective way of developing skills regionally.”
Mike Hill, chief executive of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, which operates the NCWE says: “This year marks our tenth anniversary and it has become more difficult to shortlist due to the increasing number of high caliber entries and limited finalist places. Each entry goes through an extremely rigorous judging process, so huge congratulations to all those who have made the final cut.”
This year’s sponsors include the Association of Graduate Recruiters, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, PlaceNet and TUI UK & Ireland.
Best Kept Secrets offer superb handmade scented candles and candle tins for every occasion. There is a choice of more than fifty fragrances, all skilfully blended to delight your senses. New to the range are Rattan Reed Diffusers and Classic Glass Candles using eight of our top selling fragrances.