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Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council have announced that entries are now open for the popular Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020.

Local apprentices, apprenticeship employers, schools, careers leads and training providers in Worcestershire are being encouraged to submit their nominations via the online nomination process, before the 12 July deadline.

This year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards will mark the seventh year of the prestigious awards, having consistently attracted audiences of over 300 people. The 2020 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards will celebrate the most successful apprentices, schools, careers leads, training providers and apprenticeship employers across 12 awards on Thursday 12 November 2020, at the Tree Tops Pavilion in West Midland Safari Park.

Apprentice Awards

  • Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year
  • Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year
  • Higher Level Apprentice of the Year

Employer Awards

  • Small Apprenticeship Employer of the Year (< 50 employees)
  • Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the Year (50 – 249 employees)
  • Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year (> 250 employees)

Support Awards

  • School of the Year
  • Training Provider of the Year
  • Careers Lead of the Year
  • Apprenticeship Champion of the Year

The popular celebration event will culminate in the two illustrious overall awards of ‘Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year’, and ‘Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year’.

Limited sponsorship opportunities will be available for this year’s awards and organisations are encouraged to register their interest to sponsor or purchase a table at the awards as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to announce the opening of nominations for this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards. Each year we see great support and involvement from our local business community for these awards and our ever growing skills network will ensure that we again receive a large number of entries from not just apprentices, but employers, schools and training providers located across the county.”

Cllr Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education and Skills at Worcestershire County Council, added: “We’re very proud of the impact our apprentices continue to make in Worcestershire, and the success they’ve had taking this route. Apprenticeships are a fantastic chance to earn as you learn and to develop your skill set for your current and future career paths. ”

Celebrate the impact of someone you know in apprenticeships and submit entries or nominations for the Awards before the 12 July deadline, by visiting the Worcestershire Apprenticeships webpage www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk

To sponsor this year’s awards or enquire for a table, please contact the team by emailing nominations@worcsapprenticeships.org.uk

Don’t miss any of the conversation about the Awards by following the #WorcsApprentice hashtag and @WorcsApprentice account on social media.