The search is on to find the nation’s top Apprenticeship employers and top individual Apprentices as the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) launches its prestigious sixth annual National Apprenticeship Awards.
Sponsored by City & Guilds, the Apprenticeship Awards are designed to recognise employers who are successfully using Apprenticeships to improve their businesses’ performance and champion the key role Apprentices play in today’s business world.
Apprenticeships are crucial for providing employers with the skills they need to succeed, from accountancy and engineering, to construction, creative industries and sport. Apprenticeships also provide a high-quality alternative route to future career success for ambitious individuals.
There are five categories for employers depending on company size: Micro (1-9 employees), Small (10-49 employees), Medium (50-249 employees), Large (250-4,999 employees) and the new Macro size category that will cover businesses with over 5,000 employees.
Apprentices can enter one of the three categories open to them too: Apprentice of the Year, Advanced Apprentice of the Year and Young Apprentice of the Year.
If you would like to enter the Awards or put forward an Apprentice for recognition please contact Elaine Hogbin for more information: [email protected] / 0870 458 9250.
The deadline for entries is Friday 27th February. The winners’ event will be held on 16th July 2009 at Old Billingsgate Market, Central London.
For details visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk/awards