Nominations for the 2017 London Borough Apprenticeship Awards are now open.
London Councils is seeking entries from every London borough to the London Borough Apprenticeship Awards, to recognise and celebrate the contribution of apprentices to London’s local authorities and communities, and the innovative work happening across London to create new apprenticeships.
This is your opportunity to show the value of apprenticeships to your local authority and also to the contractors that you work with directly, how your staff have contributed to apprentices’ success, and how you are maximising the apprenticeships that are created with your contractors and suppliers.
Entries are sought in four categories:
- Best Contribution by a New Apprentice
This category is for apprentices in their first apprenticeship. The apprentice can be undertaking this apprenticeship either with the council or through your direct supply chain.
- Best Progression by an Apprentice
This category is for apprentices who have completed their first apprenticeship with the council or with the council’s direct supply chain, and have moved on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship (Level 3 or above) or into employment.
- Best Manager or Mentor
This category is for the most inspirational, hard-working, supportive or creative manager or mentor within the council. Nominations must include a quote or evidence from at least one apprentice that has been mentored/ managed.
- Best Work with Supply Chains and/or Local Businesses to Create New Apprenticeships
This is an award for the local authority that has undertaken the best work with contractors and local businesses to get them to commit to creating apprenticeships in their workforce.
An additional award – London Councils’ Apprentice of the Year – will be awarded to one of the shortlisted nominees in categories one and two. You can find out more about the winners of last year’s Apprenticeship Awards here.
Applications open on Friday 26 May and will be accepted up to 5pm on Tuesday 4 July. Winners will be announced at a London Councils event on the 22 September 2017.
You can download the nomination pack here.
If you have any queries, or would like more information, please contact [email protected].