We are pleased to provide you the opportunity to shine a light on the incredible enthusiasm of the apprentices and those who support them and would like to encourage all businesses supporting apprenticeship schemes to submit their nominations and join in the celebrations at our annual event. Together we can applaud the power of apprenticeships and share the positive impact that an apprenticeship can bring. 

East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network are delighted to be headline sponsors of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards with a special focus on the SME Employer of the Year award category, which is open to businesses with up to 249 employees, which offer an apprenticeship programme.

The East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (EMAAN) is a group of employers whose main aim is to engage new employers to commit to apprenticeship delivery in the East Midlands. EMAAN is one of nine regional networks, supported by the National Apprenticeships Service and a member of the National Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. 

The Network has a vision to inspire and influence people to choose apprenticeships, as a route to create business and individual success across our region by raising awareness and increasing engagement to meet the needs of employers, communities, and individuals.

Members of the Network tell their stories of apprenticeships to inspire; we support and signpost partners and individuals to key relevant information; have a voice to provide insight to Government on apprenticeships and celebrate the successes of our employers and apprentices.

Were looking for entries in the following 14 categories:

  • SME Employer of the Year (0-249) in association with East Midlands Apprentice Ambassador Network
  • Large Employer of the Year 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Programme 
  • Mentor of the Year in association with Greatest Hits FM
  • Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
  • Advanced Apprentice of the Year
  • Higher Apprentice of the Year in association with Nottingham Trent University
  • Degree Apprentice of the Year in association with University of Nottingham
  • Professional Services Apprentice of the Year
  • Health & Public Service Apprentice of the Year 
  • Construction Apprentice of the Year
  • Engineering/Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year
  • Technology and Digital Apprentice of the Year
  • Training Provider of the Year

Nominations can be submitted by the apprentice themselves, their employer, college or training provider or even by proud loved ones.  There are also categories for employers and mentors, so businesses can nominate their own teams and trainers. 

Don’t miss out, start your journey, visit the event website to register and submit your nomination. Visit the event website by the closing date of Thursday 24th August at 6pm https://www.dnapprenticeshipawards.co.uk/

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held at The Village Hotel Nottingham on Thursday 5th October. Guests will be invited to join us for a welcome drink along with the opportunity to network with other attendees, before a 3 course meal will be served and the awards ceremony begins.

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