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Nominations open for the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards 2020: Nominate an apprentice for a special award

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Do you know an apprentice who you feel deserves special recognition for all their hard work?

Here’s a fantastic way to show your appreciation!

Do you know an apprentice in East Kent that deserves special recognition? Here’s a chance to show your appreciation!
Do you know an apprentice in East Kent that deserves special recognition? Here’s a chance to show your appreciation!

Back for a second year, the East Kent Apprenticeships Awards (EKAA) will highlight the amazing work taking place in workplaces across the county, providing young people with the skills, experience and opportunities to succeed.

Do you have future stars of the workplace? Has the apprentice outdone himself or herself?

Businesses and organisations across East Kent can now give them a great place to shine.

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE AN APPRENTICE FOR THE EKAA 2020 AWARDS

EKAA celebrates outstanding apprentices, employers and those who go above and beyond to champion these opportunities within our communities.

Do you know someone in your workplace who deserves special recognition? Do you know a business or organisation in East Kent that gives apprentices the chance to shine? EKC wants to hear from you.
Do you know someone in your workplace who deserves special recognition? Do you know a business or organisation in East Kent that gives apprentices the chance to shine? EKC wants to hear from you.

There are six apprenticeship categories to choose from this year including Health and Beauty, Business Administration, Hospitality and Retail and Construction and Engineering.

Creative and Digital and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have been added to the award category list for 2020.

In addition, there are awards focused on businesses and organisations going the extra mile to support apprenticeships, including Private Sector Organisation of the Year and Public Sector Organisation of The Year.

The East Kent Apprenticeship Champion of the Year, meanwhile, will celebrate people who have acted as real ambassadors for apprenticeships, going above and beyond to promote them to a wider audience across East Kent or further afield.

To enter the awards, visit and complete the nomination form for one or more selected categories, explaining in no more than 250 words why your nominee deserves recognition.

The winners will be announced at a special gala dinner awards event taking place at The Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs on Wednesday, February 5 next year. (Photo by Matt Bristow/mattbristow.net)
The winners will be announced at a special gala dinner awards event taking place at The Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs on Wednesday, February 5 next year. (Photo by Matt Bristow/mattbristow.net)

Nominations are welcome from the Ashford, Folkestone and Hythe, Canterbury, Swale and Dover districts of Kent.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, December 20.

The winners will be announced at a special gala dinner awards event taking place at The Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs on Wednesday, February 5 next year.

The awards evening will coincide with events to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE AN APPRENTICE FOR THE EKAA 2020 AWARDS

The East Kent Apprenticeships Awards will showcase what is being achieved across the numerous sectors engaged with apprenticeships.
The East Kent Apprenticeships Awards will showcase what is being achieved across the numerous sectors engaged with apprenticeships.

Kent creative and content agency, Pillory Barn, are organising the awards in partnership with EKC Group.

“We are delighted to be organising the awards in partnership with EKC Group,” said Miranda Chapman, who is managing director of Pillory Barn.

“These awards offer the perfect opportunity to recognise the fantastic contribution apprenticeships make to the workplace, as well as the businesses and public sector organisations supporting them.”

To find out more about the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards, visit the website by clicking here or follow EKAA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

The awards are supported by sponsors KM Media Group, ITL Group, Pfizer, Discovery Park and BAM Construction.

Nominations are now open for the first East Kent Apprenticeships Awards!
Nominations are now open for the first East Kent Apprenticeships Awards!

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