National recognition for work on apprenticeships

By Sembcorp PR Department
25 June 2012
Sembcorp Utilities UK


George Ritchie, SVP Regional HR for Sembcorp Industries, has been recognised by a prestigious organisation representing the UK’s chemical-related process industries for a lifetime of work in promoting apprenticeships.

Mr Ritchie, pictured left, was honoured with a “Special Achievement” accolade in front of 350 peers at the UK Chemical Industry Awards dinner for his work as a champion of apprenticeships at a local, regional and national level.

The award paid particular tribute to the leadership and direction he gave to the widely regarded Tees Valley Apprenticeship Programme (TVAP) – responsible for creating and safeguarding more than 300 apprenticeships over the past two years. Organisers said it demonstrated Mr Ritchie’s fighting spirit in promoting the skills and talents of young people.

TVAP was created out of adversity – the need to find alternative apprenticeship positions for around 150 young people whose continued training and development were threatened by closure announcements by their sponsoring companies - Corus, Dow, Croda, Invista and others - in the Tees Valley in 2009. 

Steve Elliott, pictured right, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), told regional process industry chiefs attending the dinner at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton Hotel: “The way this was resolved was a fantastic example of a public-private sector partnership. Utilising a small amount of the £60 million Government funding provided to the North East, local industry, working in partnership with government funded organisations, grasped the nettle to established TVAP.
"The programme has been a huge success, sustaining 150 at risk jobs and providing sponsors for a further 150, effectively creating jobs for around £6,000 per apprentice. That is good value by any standards. Many organisations and many individuals have given a great deal of time to make this scheme work”.

Employer-led and with Mr Ritchie in the chair, TVAP brought together a unique partnership of public and private sector organisations. These included North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), National Skills Academy for the Process Industries (NSAPI), Tees Valley Engineering Partnership (TVEP), the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), Cogent Sector Skills Council, local employers, the training provider network, MPs and others, all rapidly mobilising their different skills and talents.

By the time of its completion earlier this year, TVAP had proved massively successful, exceeding all expectations in terms of apprentice uptake by employers. In total 134 Tees Valley employers took on an apprentice, a figure including not just major firms in the process industries, but also 80 small and medium sized businesses, 46 of whom had never taken on an apprentice before.
 
Intensive work is now taking place to secure the funding necessary to create a successor to TVAP which will build on its success for the wider benefit of the north east region.

Speaking of his unexpected award, Mr Ritchie said: “I am thrilled and delighted to have received such a fantastic honour from my colleagues in the industry. The foundations of what we have achieved on apprenticeships have been built over many years, but in the difficult times we have experienced in the last few years we have shown that as a region and as an industry we can work in partnership, rise to the challenges and innovate to succeed.”

In giving Mr Ritchie the award, Mr Elliott said: “George was the driving force behind this project. He pulled together the business plan and the project plan that was approved by Government. He was appointed Chairman and oversaw this tremendous project through to its hugely successful conclusion and it is for that reason that it is fitting he receives this well deserved accolade on behalf of everyone connected with the project.”

In accepting the award Mr Ritchie said: “Every team  needs a leader and I was asked to be that person, but I was privileged to have a tremendous team behind me without whom success could not have been achieved. The project management skills and delivery from NSAPI were outstanding and the drive of NEPIC and NAS and the engagement of the companies and the training providers, plus Cogent, ECITB and TVEP, were what led to this unparalleled consortium arrangement which was the foundation to our ultimate success.”

Looking to the future he added: “One thing that never ceases to inspire me is the skills and talents of the young people we have in this industry and the region – people grasping the nettle and taking advantage of the many opportunities that are out there. These are the people who will be driving our business growth in the coming years and from those I have seen I think our future is in safe hands. But we need many more employers to give the young people more opportunities and engage more with apprenticeships than they are doing today”

As well as having company and regional process industry responsibilities as a leader on training, skills and development, Mr Ritchie is also a board member of the Cogent Sector Skills Council and a regional ambassador for the National Apprenticeship Service. He has also recently has accepted an invitation to join Tees Valley Unlimited Employment, Learning and Skills Group to help develop strategy for the region as part of the Local Enterprise Partnership network especially on apprentyiceships.


The CIA, which organises the Chemical Industry Awards, is the largest organisation representing chemical and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the UK. Around 70 per cent of its members have overseas headquarters.
The organisation is the most powerful collective voice in the industry and the one that is consulted and listened to. It takes the issues that matter to its members and campaigns at UK and EU level to ensure that industry is able to operate safely, profitably and with due care for the interests of future generations.

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