Innovise IES, the creator of smart autonomous operations using Cortex Intelligent Automation, today announced one of their first year apprentices, James Briers, has received the Apprentice of the Year award.

The annual award, from Baltic Training, who are the leading provider of apprentices to the IT industry will be formally announced during National Apprenticeship Week – 9th-13th March 2015.

The 19-year-old, who works in the Software team for Innovise IES at their Southampton office was delighted, if not slightly shocked to receive the accolade. James said: “I’m over the moon to have been selected from a group of my peers to receive this award. Seeing the comments from my colleagues made me realise what a valuable member of the team I have become. I’m really excited to continue building my career with Innovise.”

An Investors in People Gold organisation, Innovise is built on the skills of its staff and growing talent is a strategic priority for the business. Apprentices start a career with Innovise with real responsibility, supporting high-profile projects and developing the skills required to succeed in business.

Innovise IES Operations Director, Eddie Watson commented “In addition to his achievements in the workplace James has achieved excellent results in all of the course modules he has completed. I believe his achievements are evidence that the apprenticeship program offers motivated and capable individuals an incredible opportunity to develop their careers and to make a valued contribution to the economy. From his progress to date I fully expect him to have developed skills and expertise equivalent to, or better than, a university graduate in a shorter period of time.”

To find out more about Innovise IES and the apprenticeship scheme, visit or call +44 (0)1753 513980.