The Apprentice Store developed it’s Supporters Awards in 2021 as they wanted to demonstrate to their supporters and clients the social impact of choosing IT services from the organisation. As a social enterprise, we do not have shareholders with all profit being retained by the organisation and invested into our social purpose with every little purchase helping pay a salary. The awards are presented annually to every business that makes a contribution of at least 1 week of an apprentice salary with the following levels being recognised:
Platinum 100% of salary
Gold 75% of salary
Silver 50% of salary
Bronze 25% of salary
5 Stars 10% of salary
4 Stars 8% of salary
3 Stars 6% of salary
2 Stars 2 weeks of salary
1 Star 1 week of salary
Our awards recognise those businesses who directly purchase services from The Apprentice Store alongside those that kindly refer business to us regardless of them being a client or not. We recognised 62 supporters in 2021 and in 2023 we recognised 66 supporters with our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze supporters below.
The Platinum Award is given to the businesses that support 100% of an apprentice salary.
The Gold Award is given to the businesses that support 75% of an apprentice salary.
The Bronze Award is given to the businesses that support 25% of an apprentice salary.