Prize for National Park

**MUST CREDIT PICTURE Chris Ceaser/NYMNPA**'North York Moors National Park Authority supplied picture of Grosmont. Picture: Chris Ceaser/NYMNPA
**MUST CREDIT PICTURE Chris Ceaser/NYMNPA**'North York Moors National Park Authority supplied picture of Grosmont. Picture: Chris Ceaser/NYMNPA

THE North York Moors National Park Authority has been named Yorkshire and the Humber’s best employer in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2012.

A total of 17 apprentices are employed by the authority and a further five apprentices are supported on national park hill farms.

It has trained more than 50 apprentices in the past 10 years in environmental conservation, accounting, and business administration.

The authority’s chief executive Andy Wilson said: “I am delighted with this award. I cannot stress enough how brilliant it is to have apprentices.

“We need enthusiastic young people buzzing with vitality at our offices and out in the park.

“Our apprentices bring new ideas, we learn from them just as they learn from us, and they have lots of IT skills.  They are a new generation and all businesses need them”.

The finalists and winners were announced at a joint awards ceremony at Leeds College of Music on 4 October.