Chan Kataria, Group Chief Executive
The emh group academy was created in 2012 to provide education, training, skills, and future job opportunities for local young people. The apprentices combine working in a range of service areas across the group with their studies at local colleges. By joining the workforce in positions in accounting, electrical maintenance, health and social care, housing, IT and marketing, students improve both their confidence and their chances of finding employment after graduation.
We are also committed to creating apprenticeship opportunities on our new build projects and to sourcing local labour wherever possible.
Our long-term commitment to providing training and education opportunities for local young people has been acknowledged and rewarded several times since the inception of the Academy, both at regional and national level.
At the regional heats of the National Apprenticeship Service Awards 2014 we were named Newcomer Large Employer of the Year. Later that year we were awarded City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer status.
We retained the City & Guilds status in 2015, and were named UK Large Employer of the Year by the Leicester Apprenticeship Hub.
In 2016 emh group was named Apprentice Employer of the Year at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards.
In 2020 emh group was a finalist in the East Midlands Property Awards for our Skills and Apprenticeship Scheme.
Commenting on the ongoing recognition, Chief Executive Chan Kataria said: “It is an incredible honour to be recognised for the work of our Academy. However, it is our apprentices that should be congratulated. Without their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm the scheme would not be the success it is.”