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Cambridgeshire Apprenticeship Awards are back

24 October 2022

Cambridgeshire County Council is launching its county-wide Apprenticeship Awards to help recognise and celebrate the commitment, hard work and achievements of apprentices and companies that support our apprentices.

All nominations for the apprentice categories must be for current apprentices or apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship in the last 12 months (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022) and either live or work in Cambridgeshire.

Anyone can nominate an apprentice for an award on our website.

You have until 5pm on Monday 5 December to get your entries in.

An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 8 February 2023 to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week at New Shire Hall, Alconbury Weald.

Cllr Lucy Nethsingha, leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Apprenticeships are a superb way to help people into their chosen career.

“There are many companies and individuals which have benefited from apprenticeships so it is fitting we celebrate their achievements and highlight their examples for others to follow.”

Cllr Bryony Goodliffe, chair of the council’s Children and Young People Committee, added: “This year’s awards were a great success and it’s great to see them being held again in 2023.

“I would urge people to submit their nominations by the deadline and I can’t wait to see the responses we receive!”

Nominations are invited in the following categories:

Working with People Award

This award recognises individuals whose role requires them to support our citizens and throughout their apprenticeship they have demonstrated putting people and customer service at the heart of everything they do.

Behind the Scenes Award

This award recognises the achievements of apprentices whose role provides vital support within their organisation, going above and beyond expectations.

Team Working Award

This award recognises an individual who has built and maintained excellent working relationships and has had a positive impact on team performance by providing encouragement and support.

Foundation Achiever Award

This award recognises individuals who have used a level 3 or level 3 apprenticeship to commence, change or boost their career.

Personal Achievement

This award recognises individuals who have made significant progress and demonstrated outstanding commitment to their apprenticeship. Nominations are also encouraged for individuals that have overcome their own personal challenges on their apprenticeship journey.

Selected from the above the categories there will be an overall ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award.

Apprentice Support Categories

Nominations for those who have provided support and encouragement to apprentices and positively impact the apprenticeship brand.

Apprentice Manager / Mentor Award

This category will be open to people supporting a current apprentice(s) or one that has completed in the last 12 months.

Apprentice Employer of the Year

This award recognises an employers’ outstanding commitment to apprentices and apprenticeships within an organisation. This could be from any perspective, local to national, subject-specific to sector-wide. It is open to employers from all sectors and all sizes within Cambridgeshire.