Article summary: PETA, who are holding their annual Apprenticeship and Business Awards on 24 June at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth, received over 80 submissions from applicants wishing to be considered for these prestigious accolades.
The awards, entries for which closed at the end of April, were open for six weeks and received a lot of interest and the highest number of submissions of any year to date.
The pandemic meant that these awards were unable to take place for the past two years, which prompted PETA to come back bigger and better for 2022 by adding four business awards to the listing. The awards usually consist of six Apprentice of the Year Awards, but the additional four business awards have now been added to enable us to celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals alike.
We have shortlisted the 80 submissions down to the finalists for each category and we will publish details of these finalists next month.
This year’s award categories are:
Business Apprentice of the Year
ICT Apprentice of the Year
Management Apprentice of the Year (2 awards, one for Team Lead and one for Operational Management)
Engineering Apprentice of the Year
Overall Apprentice of the Year
Best Apprenticeship Employer Award (SMEs - up to 250 employees)
Best Apprenticeship Employer Award (Corporates - over 250 employees)
Rising Star Award (An employee who was previously an apprentice and has progressed and excelled through the organisation)
Mentor of the Year Award (An employee who has gone above and beyond to support an apprentice.)
Nominations for the apprentice awards were made by PETA’s learning and development coaches, who worked in partnership with the apprentices’ employers to complete the application form together for submission. Nominated apprentices were those who the coaches and employers believe have achieved above and beyond what was expected of them.
For the business award categories, companies were invited to nominate themselves by selecting the category they believe applies to them and completing the application, giving evidence where requested.
The judging panel is made up of members of the PETA senior management team, who had the challenging task of shortlisting finalists from a wide scope of very worthy entries. The awards ceremony will be held at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth and will commence with drinks, followed by a three-course dinner, with the award presentations after the meal. Winners will receive certificates and trophies to mark their achievement.
PETA offers a suite of apprenticeship programmes in the areas of business and leadership, administration, IT, engineering, marketing, sales and customer services. PETA is great at not only delivering exceptional apprenticeship training, but also creating successful partnerships between employers and apprentices.
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