Sarah and Jo, the irrepressible duo, which makes up the core of the rapidly growing apprentice recruitment service provider Salad Skills are undoubtedly passionate about what they do, and have been excelling at doing, since the businesses establishment a few years ago.
Driven by a mix of enthusiasm for alternative learning solutions, a strong belief in the unlimited potential of people and generous helpings of tea they are always trying to find the perfect match of would-be apprentice and business. At the foundation of this, they say, is two things:
1. A love of seeing young people take their first steps upon their career path
2. A belief that education is, in whatever form, paramount
It is these qualities and the ethos it has shaped which earned them a nomination for the prestigious Niche Business Awards in the category of ‘Shaping Tomorrows Leaders’. An Award which, as the title suggests, celebrates ‘educators and educational facilities that are shaping the leaders of tomorrow through their dedication and innovation’.
Fighting off the competition they were chosen out of hundreds of applications as finalists and, though they didn’t win, were rightly honoured to be nominated. Moreover, having reached the late stages of these Awards this little company took full advantage of this opportunity to switch the tea for champagne – jubilantly celebrating the recognition of their work that their presence at this awards ceremony heralded. An event which saw them returning to the office bright and early the next morning more determined than ever on doing what they do best – source and support apprentices.