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Nominations are open for this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Now in their 18th year, the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards aim to celebrate the continued growth and diversity of apprenticeships.

The event also helps demonstrate the benefits apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices and the wider economy.

Award categories will recognise the achievements of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprentices, as well as applaud those individuals and organisations who champion apprenticeships.

Find out more and nominate on the apprenticeships.scot campaign page here

Winners will be revealed at a national ceremony in November and one will be named Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year 2019. 

SDS Director of National Training Programmes, Katie Hutton, said: “The Awards showcase the skills of apprentices, the commitment of employers and the dedication of training providers across sectors and across Scotland. The standard of previous nominations has always been extremely high, and I am certain this year’s award entries will be no less impressive.

“The Awards are also a valuable opportunity to showcase diversity as well as the breadth of opportunity across Scottish apprenticeships.”

North Ayrshire engineering apprentice Fraser Wallace was named Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year in 2018.

The GE Caledonian worker started as a Foundation Apprentice while still at Greenwood Academy in Irvine. The 18-year-old is now in the second year of his Modern Apprenticeship with the Prestwick aircraft engineering company.

Fraser, who has since met the First Minister, visited the Scottish Parliament and attended other awards events, said: "It felt absolutely amazing to win this award and I'm really happy to have been recognised for my achievement.

"My biggest supporters have been my mum and dad, the college and everyone at my work, including Stephen McNab at GE Caledonian.

Fraser Wallace, Foundation Apprentice

"I'd say to anyone thinking about what to do in their career to think about their options and give an apprenticeship a shot, because, like me, you never know what can happen."

The deadline for nominations is noon on Wednesday 26 June – with the Awards date and venue to be announced soon.

Submit your nomination

Find out more about this year’s Awards and nominate online here.

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