Published: 09:19, 01 November 2019
| Updated: 09:20, 22 November 2019
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!
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.
EKAA celebrates outstanding apprentices, employers and those who go above and beyond to champion these opportunities within our communities.
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.
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.
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.
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