‘Rising star’ apprentice to be honoured at these regional awards

Do you employ an apprentice who has made impressive progress in their career to date? Now is your chance to nominate them for a Sheffield City Region apprenticeship award.

By Kian Rains
Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 4:13 pm

Perhaps they are deserving of The Rising Star Award, which seeks to recognise apprentices that have made impressive progress in their career to date and have the potential to go even further.

In 2019, Becki Coole, employed by Doncaster Children's Services Trust, was crowned winner of the Rising Star Award. Becky was named as “an inspiration”,” coming from care, she had the determination to succeed in her career. Becki had previously won other awards and had been invited to speak at Westminster.”

Judges had commented that there had been “A good standard of criteria submitted,” and “Undertaking very intimidating activities for a young person and seemingly taking them in her stride while helping to shape children's services.”

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Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2019.

Headline sponsors Amazon will be presenting the award to this year's winner.

Amazon’s fully funded apprenticeship programme, from entry-level to degree-level, provides an exciting path to becoming future team leaders, engineers and innovation drivers.

This year alone, Amazon has recruited more than 1,000 full-time apprenticeships in the UK, covering 25 different programmes ranging from IT, safety technician and HR, to software engineering and creative digital design.

Apprentice programmes last between 14 months and four years, and a typical apprenticeship combines theoretical learning with hands-on training, enabling participants to obtain qualifications and earn money in the process.

The roles pay a minimum of £9.7 p/h and up to £30,000 a year for degree-level apprenticeships.

In addition to being fully funded, apprentices also receive a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount – which combined are worth more than £700 annually – as well as a company pension plan.

Nominations ‌are ‌open, so put forward your entries, to be in with a chance of being crowned one of the 2021 winners, but be quick as there are only a few days left to submit your entries.

Visit‌ ‌‌www.scrapprenticeshipawards.co.uk‌ ‌‌to‌ ‌register‌ ‌and‌ ‌compile‌ ‌yours‌ ‌by June 30.

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