Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2020 – Focus on Engineering and Manufacturing

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The Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2020 will celebrate achievement among individuals, their employers and education and training providers.

Our event this year 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 will be held online In November as a result of the coronavirus crisis but will still be a stellar celebration of the apprenticeship movement in Greater Birmingham.

There will be 12 separate categories including crowning our overall Apprentice of the Year and here we focus on one of the six individual awards to be presented on the night.

Scroll down for more details about the event or click through here to go straight to the nomination form

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Engineering and Manufacturing), sponsored by Birmingham Metropolitan College

Manufacturing and engineering are considered the lifeblood of the West Midlands economy with so many major employers having bases here. Applicants could be working for a motor manufacturer, part of the supply chain or training alongside engineers on the next big infrastructure project. Applications are encouraged from all fields, from SMEs to large corporations.

Last year’s winner in this category was Ritik Sharma from manufacturer Hydraforce Hydraulics. Ritik studied for a mechanical engineering apprenticeship and was involved in developing new test rig stations for production use and other aspects of the project’s lifecycle including designing, purchasing, commissioning and modification of rigs.

He was also a Young Apprentice Ambassador for the West Midlands and has attended and participated in promotional apprenticeship events at Parliament and in Birmingham.

The Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards are back for a second year, in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham. The event will be held online only on Friday November 27, 2020 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 September 18.

If you have any questions about entering or the awards in general, please email tamlyn.jones@reachplc.com and contact andrew.robinson01@reachplc.com or nikki.kandola@reachplc.com if you would like to learn more about becoming a commercial partner of the awards.

For more information visit our events website here and please follow the hashtag #BAA20 for updates on social media.

The other award categories are:

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction and Property)

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Health, Education and Care – Private or Public Sector), sponsored by Skillsfirst

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Professional Services)

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Tech, Digital and Creative Industries)

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Travel, Tourism and Hospitality)

– 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

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


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