Brathay Apprentice Challenge - MBDA team hoping to win
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Support young apprentices and raise money for charity
Eight teams from some of the country’s leading employers are set to battle it out to become the ‘apprentice team of year’.
The new Brathay Apprentice Challenge pits eight teams of apprentices against each other in a range of challenges designed to test young people’s business acumen, team working and even physical endurance.
The teams, which include apprentices from Bentley, the Co-operative, Virgin Media, the National Apprenticeship Service, Rolls-Royce, Balfour Beatty, defence manufacturers MBDA and aerospace firm Cobham, will be joined by a team made up of apprentices who are also GB Junior Rowing Team potentials – supported by Junior World Champion Finalist Jack Beaumont.
Following two months of challenges designed to test teams’ abilities to work together, fundraise for a variety of charities and spread the word about what apprentices can achieve, the Challenge will come to a head with a full day contest at Brathay’s Cumbrian training HQ on 16 March.
The MBDA team’s attempts to win the challenge have begun in earnest with the team contacting the Royal Aeronautical Society to help spread news of their involvement.
Samantha Ball, who also recently won the The Outstanding Achievement by a First Year Apprentice Award at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards says: “To gain this title, our team need to prove themselves over three tasks including raising the most money for charity; raising the profile of apprenticeships; competing in a day-long physical activity (including rowing 5 miles!). You can follow us on Twitter and find out more about our apprenticeships www.twitter.com/TeamMBDA_BAC .Our chosen charity is 'Help for Heroes' and if you would like to make a donation please follow the link below to our fundraising page: http://www.justgiving.com/Mbda-Apprentices .Please support Team MBDA within this task, and help prove that they are the best apprentice team within the UK, for once and for all!”
To find out more about the Brathay Challenge and other teams taking part as well as more about the Brathay charity visit the Brathay website www.brathay.org.uk