Nominate Sheffield apprentices for these regional awards

Nominations are open for the Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards – do you want to honour a talented apprentice?

Monday, 17th May 2021, 2:15 pm

Last week, we revealed our support for the fourth annual Apprenticeship Awards which celebrate and recognise hardworking apprentices across the region – Sheffield’s dedicated and hard-working apprentices to be recognised in annual awards

Proudly sponsoring the Kickstart Award category is The Source – its specialist Gateway Team has now helped over 120 local employers submit applications for more than 263 young unemployed.

Recruits already in place are making a positive impact and look set to be offered permanent roles after their placements.

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Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2019.

Dale Robinson, director of Business Development, said: “We urge businesses to support Kickstart. It helps young jobless people grow in confidence and skills, and their enthusiasm can boost workforces getting back on their feet.”

“We can guide companies through the online application process or save them time by making the application for them - and our Employability Support Package provides free accredited work-based courses for Kickstart recruits.

“It means employers can retain the £1,500 government grant they receive to help each recruit become more employable after placement.”

The Source can also help companies access government funding to provide apprenticeships or traineeships for recruits they want to keep on board.

The Source.

This scheme was designed to create high-quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24 who were claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term employment.

The Kickstart Award seeks entries from either the apprentice or employer for anyone who has joined the Kickstart scheme since inception.

We would like to hear about your journey to date and also if you were successful in securing an apprenticeship or employment on completion of the 6-month placement.

You can also nominate your COVID Hero – it has been a very challenging year for business across the region that have been required to make fundamental changes with their products, service and staff to meet the demands of the market, whilst facing a time of economic uncertainty.

This award recognises apprentices who have adapted to business during the global pandemic to assist their company through the crisis.

Who do you know that has shown incredible spirit in adapting and overcoming challenges?

Nominations are open at, register and compile your entry before the closing date of June 30.