Final Chance to enter Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016

Training providers, employers, schools and apprentices are being urged to enter the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016 ahead of today’s deadline.

Hosted by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council, the 2016 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards will be presented by Tim Campbell MBE, business owner and winner of the first series of BBC’s The Apprentice at the Awards ceremony at West Midland Safari Park on 17 November 2016.

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.  Businesses, schools and training providers can also enter themselves.

The 2016 Awards will recognise some of the County’s most successful apprentices, schools, training providers and apprentice employers in 12 categories:

Apprentice Awards

School of the year – sponsored by VLE Middleware/Mahara
Intermediate Level Apprentice of the year – sponsored by eResponse
Advanced Level Apprentice of the year – sponsored by Ormerod Rutter
Higher Level Apprentice of the year – sponsored by Morgan Motor Company
Worcestershire Apprentice of the year (main apprentice award) – sponsored by Worcester Bosch Group.

Employer Awards

Newcomer Apprenticeship Employersponsored by Apprentices in Business (AiB)
Small Apprenticeship Employer of the year (< 50 employees) –  sponsored by Titania
Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the year (> 50 employees) – sponsored by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
Large Apprenticeship Employer of the year (> 250 employees) – sponsored by Sanctuary Group
Apprentice Ambassador of the Year – sponsored by 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.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards are always fantastic for recognising the excellence of our local apprenticeship workforce and I would urge everyone to nominate or enter as an apprentice, apprentice employer, training provider or school before 30 June 2016.”

Cllr Dr Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council, added: “We expect to see many more high-quality nominations in anticipation for this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards and we look forward to being able to celebrate the achievements of the County’s apprentices on 17 November at the awards ceremony.”

Tables are also on sale and there are a limited number of remaining sponsorship opportunities for the awards ceremony on 17 November 2016. Apprentice entries must have completed that level of apprenticeship by the 30 June 2016 deadline.

Further details, as well as the opportunity to enter the awards, are all available on the Worcestershire Apprenticeships website www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk.

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