Apollo are proud to be included in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers. Ranked at 67, this has been a true testiment to the hard work of both the academy and our apprentices. They are our future, so it's only natural that we provide the resources and opportunities for them to excel.

Bradley Eyles, Director of Apollo Motor group said

'We are absolutely over the moon to receive national recognition alongside some really brilliant businesses, especially after all our efforts that we have gone through to develop our internal academy, to ensure that we can give young people the opportunity to build a successful career within our excellent industry. Apprenticeships are such a key ingredient to the success of our business and we place a great emphasis on this to ensure we future proof our business in the years to come'.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said:

"A huge congratulations to all those businesses featured in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers rankings. It is fantastic to see the British Army recognised for its incredible support for apprentices and the apprenticeships programme.

"Apprenticeships help business of all sizes to grow, and give people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to learn new skills and get ahead in their chosen career.

"They will continue to play a vital role in delivering the skills individuals and the economy needs to thrive after coronavirus. I hope this initiative highlights the crucial role of apprenticeships in bringing in new talent & supporting our economic recovery, and encourages even more employers to get involved."

Prime MinisterBoris Johnson said:

"Now more than ever we should celebrate businesses who are driving our efforts to build a stronger, fairer, and more competitive economy.

"High-quality apprenticeships give people from all backgrounds and ages a real choice in life, providing them with the skills employers value, which our economy needs, and which lead to better paid jobs.

"These modern employers are at the heart of levelling up our workforce, and with the extra support we are providing will help the country build back better from coronavirus."

New in 2020, the Top 100 rankings showcase the very best of England's large apprenticeship employers, with employers recognised for providing some of the most successful apprenticeship programmes over the previous 12 months.

The list will help potential apprentices, parents and careers advisers to identify the best apprenticeship opportunities with the highest performing apprentice employers.

Over 400 applications were received, with the results announced at a special online event broadcast earlier today attended by organisations including Rochdale Borough Council, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pepsico and London Ambulance Service.

The new leader board of apprenticeship employers was independently developed, assessed and compiled in partnership with High Fliers Research.