Over 40 companies from across Wales attended the award ceremony, hosted by former BBC news anchor Sara Edwards.
The Careers Wales Valued Partner Award recognises the important contribution made by businesses who consistently step up to support the workforce of tomorrow by participating in Careers Wales facilitated activities in schools throughout Wales.
22 companies picked up gold awards, 18 companies won silver and 13 companies took home a bronze award.
Nikki Lawrence, Careers Wales Chief Executive, said:
This is the first time we have hosted an event for our Valued Partners and the reception has been amazing.
Celebrating businesses who have gone above and beyond to help spread our message and provide young people with a platform of opportunity and guidance is essential to our work.
We hosted this award ceremony to show our gratitude to our Valued Partners and to recognise that we value their support everyday – this is our way of saying thank you.
We’re glad everyone enjoyed the event and hope all of the companies will continue their vital work with students.
Huw Llywelyn, Griffiths Director said:
As a company, we are working hard to address the skills gap within the construction industry. We are increasing the number of apprentices we recruit each year. This award recognises our work with Careers Wales to ensure sufficient numbers of young people are leaving school with an interest and understanding of construction and civil engineering.
For more information on how to become part of Careers Wales’ Education Business Exchange programme, visit www.careerswales.com