The Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2020 will celebrate achievement among individuals, their employers and education and training providers.
This year's event is run in partnership with Ladder for Greater Birmingham, a campaign which is working to create hundreds of new apprenticeships across the region.
The awards in July will celebrate achievement across 12 separate categories including crowning our overall Apprentice of the Year.
Here, we focus on two of the six individual categories which will be presented on the night.
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Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Tech, Digital and Creative Industries)
The digital sector is booming in the West Midlands with developers, gamers and IT specialists cropping up throughout the region. This category welcomes applicants from across the digital sector including coding, content production, design, development, marketing, software engineering and other technical roles.
Last year's winner in this category, then called Digital and Creative Services, was Harry Chafer from high-performance clothing and workwear firm Pulsar UK.
He studied for a digital marketer apprenticeship and took over the running of a lot of the company's marketing activity such as website, social media and managing relationships with external parties.
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Travel, Tourism and Hospitality)
The travel, tourism and hospitality industries are thriving in the region, with major attractions and destinations drawing in visitors from across the UK and around the world. This category is for those apprenticeships working at the forefront of making these industries tick, such as helping to create the best family days out, host great events and excursions, run fantastic hotels or showcase the region's great history and heritage.
The award also welcomes nominations from those helping to bring in big commerce and conferences to boost the business tourism economy. This is a new category for our 2020 awards.
The Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards are back for a second year, in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham. The event will be held on Thursday July 2, 2020 at Edgbaston Stadium and will celebrate apprentices, employers and training and education providers.
The awards are free and easy to enter via our online form which can be found here along with those all-important T&Cs. The deadline for entries is Friday April 17.
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The other award categories are:
– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction and Property Industries)
– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Engineering and Manufacturing)
– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Health, Education and Care – Private or Public Sector), sponsored by Skillsfirst
– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Professional Services)
– Apprentice of the Year (chosen from the six category winners above)
– Small Employer of the Year (1-50 staff)
– Medium Employer of the Year (51-249 staff), sponsored by BCTG
– Large Employer of the Year (250+ staff), sponsored by The Development Manager
– Training Provider of the Year, sponsored by The Ladder Foundation
– Education Engagement Award, sponsored by Birmingham & Solihull Training Provider Network
Training provider Performance Through People is our drinks sponsor for the evening and Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership is also an event supporter.
The awards are run in conjunction with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign, an initiative launched in 2018 aimed at creating 1,000 new apprenticeships in Birmingham and Solihull. To find out more about the Ladder campaign and how employing apprentices can benefit your business, visit ladderforbirmingham.co.uk or call 03332 409 699