Training providers, employers, schools and apprentices are being urged to enter the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 ahead of today’s deadline (30 June).
The awards hosts, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council have recently announced that the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 will be presented by one of the UK’s leading live comedians, Mark Watson, at the Awards ceremony at West Midland Safari Park on 16 November 2017.
Entering or nominating for the awards is a simple process and doesn’t take long. Anyone can nominate training providers, apprentices, businesses or schools for the awards.
The Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 will recognise excellence in 12 categories:
School of the year – sponsored by Careers and Enterprise Company
Intermediate Level Apprentice of the year – sponsored by Titania
Advanced Level Apprentice of the year – sponsored by Southco Manufacturing Ltd
Higher Level Apprentice of the year – sponsored by Morgan Motor Company
Worcestershire Apprentice of the year (main apprentice award) – sponsored by Worcester Bosch Group
Newcomer Apprenticeship Employer – sponsored by Vestia Community Trust
Small Apprenticeship Employer of the year (< 50 employees) – sponsored by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the year (> 50 employees) – sponsored by WBL Consultancy
Large Apprenticeship Employer of the year (> 250 employees) – sponsored by Sanctuary Group
Apprentice Ambassador of the Year – sponsored by Heartbeat – The Training Academy
Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Worcestershire Training Providers Association
Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year (main employer award) – sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd.
Once again, the two overall awards are being sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd for Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year and Worcester Bosch Group for Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year.
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards always guarantees a memorable evening where the local community can gather to celebrate the many apprenticeship success stories we have in Worcestershire. I would urge all apprentices, apprenticeship employers, training providers and schools to take the opportunity to enter the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 before the 30 June deadline.”
Cllr Dr Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council, added: “It is great to see that the highly popular Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards are continuing to go from strength to strength each year. I am sure that this year’s awards will once again attract a large number of nominations and attendees, and I look forward to the awards ceremony taking place on 16 November at West Midland Safari Park.”
For more information about apprenticeships locally and to enter this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards before the 30 June 2017 deadline, visit the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website, www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk
Completed nominations and table bookings for the awards should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pictured: Winners of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016