Now in its fifth year, hosts Truro and Penwith College are again on the hunt for both Apprentices and Employers that are demonstrating outstanding achievement and commitment to Apprenticeships, with nominations being accepted via the Nominations Page.
Any learner or employer who is involved in Apprenticeship training in Cornwall is eligible to be nominated, regardless of the College or training provider delivering their training, provided they are still training as an Apprentice or completed their training after 1 June 2018.
If you feel your child, friend or relative has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their Apprenticeship, the College wants to hear from you. In addition to nominating Apprentices, the Awards is also a fantastic way to thank an employer for their support by nominating them for one of the employer catagories.
Cornwall's 2018 Apprentice of the Year was 18-year-old engineer Daniel Rutter from Falmouth. Daniel was also awarded Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year, and despite being no stranger to recognition and praise from colleagues and tutors, becoming a double award winner was not something Daniel was expecting.
"I didn't expect to win the Engineering and Manufacturing category, let alone Cornwall's Apprentice of the Year," commented Daniel. "It was overwhelming, I felt joy, excitement, just to be nominated was a dream come true. I came here to enjoy the evening, when they announced I had won I was speechless."
My confidence and self-belief will definitely grow as a result of this evening.
Making a dream come true for an Apprentice you know is easier than you might think. The simple nomination process requires just one 500 word explanation of why the Apprentice should win and fifty-one nominees will be shortlisted when nominations close on 9 September. A panel of judges consisting of employers across Cornwall will decide who will win each of the seventeen categories at the Awards on 15 November.
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