Cornwall apprentice awards ceremony outgrows its old venue

The Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards return in 2024, offering a platform to celebrate exceptional achievements in apprenticeships. Truro and Penwith College has opened nominations for the event, which will coincide with National Apprenticeship Week. 

The 2024 award ceremony, which will take place in February 2024, introduces the Mentor of the Year Award, acknowledging outstanding mentors in Cornwall. 

In a noteworthy shift, the awards have outgrown their traditional venue at Truro and Penwith College and will now take place at the Eden Project, in partnership with Hertzian, a leading AI developer and apprenticeship employer. 

Nominations are open across seventeen categories, honouring top apprentices, mentors, and employer apprenticeship programs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Nominations require a 500-word explanation of the nominee’s merits. 

The awards are inclusive, accepting nominations for Cornwall-based apprentices, employers, and mentors, regardless of their training provider, if they’ve been involved in apprenticeship training since the end of June 2022. 

Holly Day and Neil Caddy from Pirate FM return to present the awards for the eighth year.  

In 2022, Lois Craze, Deputy Security Manager at FX Plus, made history by winning three awards. On the night Lois commented: “I’m over the moon, I feel absolutely overwhelmed, really happy and proud. I was just happy to be shortlisted. I’m really proud to be a women in a role that is traditionally male dominated and to be winning awards for that as well!” 

Hertzian, this year’s partner, will present the Achiever of the Year Award, emphasizing their commitment to apprenticeships. 

Martin Tucker, Principal at Truro and Penwith College commented: “We are thrilled to open nominations for the eighth annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards. The College is incredibly proud of the Awards and the high regard in which it is held by employers and learners across the county.” 

More information on the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards can be found on the Truro and Penwith College website. 

Truro and Penwith College offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes. Read more about Truro and Penwith College. 

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