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Dorset Apprenticeship Awards to open for entries Monday as National Apprenticeship Week kicks off

Winners of the Dorset Apprenticeship Awards 2023.

By Daniel Face [email protected]

Published: February 1, 2024 | Updated: 1st February 2024

This year’s Dorset Apprenticeship Awards will be welcoming entries starting Monday 5th February to celebrate the achievements of rising stars in the workplace.

Dorset Chamber logoThe launch coincides with the start of the government-led National Apprenticeship Week.

Dorset Chamber has teamed up with the Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network to organise the 2024 awards, sponsored by Wimborne manufacturing firm Superior.

They’ll be presented across five categories at a ceremony with the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset on 17th May.

The categories are as follows:

  • Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprentice of the Year
  • Level 3 (Advanced) Apprentice of the Year
  • Level 4 or 5 Higher Apprentice of the Year
  • Degree Apprentice of the Year

Ian GirlingIan Girling, chief executive of Dorset Chamber, said: “We are excited to open the Apprenticeship Awards for entries.

“They recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution that apprentices make to businesses and the economy in Dorset.

“Apprenticeships can transform lives and kickstart careers while supporting the growth and excellence of businesses.

“Apprentices are the future of our business community and I look forward to reading some truly inspirational entries.”

The awards are free to enter for apprentices and their employers across the private, public and charitable sectors.

Entrants must either be undertaking a traineeship or apprenticeship programme, or have completed a programme within the last twelve months. Entries close on 15th March.

Tim Brown, MD of Superior, added: “We’re delighted to support apprenticeships and trainee programs across Dorset, highlighting the fantastic benefits that they bring to both the business and the apprentice as they develop their career path.”

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