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Apprentice of the Year 2019

Published Monday, 21 October 2019

Coventry Freeman’s Guild is once again looking for outstanding young people to honour in its’ Apprentice of the Year Awards 2019. 

The purpose of the Guild Awards is to celebrate the achievements of local young people who are either apprentices or trainees and who are currently undertaking a contracted training programme linked to a recognised career path. 

Nominees do not have to be in the final year of their apprenticeship/training scheme.

This year they are looking for two Apprentices of the Year – one in the small/medium employer category (up to 200 employees), and one in the large employer category (over 200 employees).

There will be a maximum of three finalists for each award who will be selected from the total number of applications submitted to the Guild by the closing date of Monday 2nd December 2019

The finalists will then be invited to meet a panel of judges on Tuesday 7th January 2020 who will select the apprentices who in their opinion qualify for the titles of Apprentice of the Year 2019. 

In addition, the judges have the option to award The Endeavour Award to a candidate they consider has overcome some considerable difficulty in their life and/or has gone the extra mile to help others.

The Awards dinner will be held at the Coombe Abbey Hotel on Tuesday 21st January 2020 when the winners of this year’s competition will be announced, and awards will be presented by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, who is also President of the Guild.  The guest speaker this year will be Rashid Bhayat MBE, Chief Executive of The Positive Youth Foundation.

The Apprentices of the Year will each receive a cheque for £1000 plus a trophy.

In addition the companies/organisations that sponsor the winners and the training providers will also receive a trophy.

The Endeavour Award winner and remaining finalists will receive a trophy and a cheque for £100.

View the application form and entry criteria.


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