We are now less than two weeks away from the fifth annual Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards, and I am delighted to be a part of the awards which are a great celebration of the county’s excellent apprenticeships.

Worcestershire Apprenticeships received a large number of nominations in all 10 categories for this year’s awards, and I can confidently say that the 24 finalists feature some of Worcestershire’s best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools.

I believe that they all represent the immensely positive contribution that apprenticeships are having for the county and its businesses.

We will be announcing the winners at a black tie event at the Tree Tops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park, where the winners of each category will be announced.

I am delighted that this year’s ceremony will be hosted by Bafta-nominated TV presenter, Angellica Bell, who is set to welcome a large audience of more than 320 people.

If you wish to attend the awards on the night I would encourage you to get in touch as possible, as there is a very limited amount of space remaining.

Seats cost £85 each and a table of 10 can be bought for £800. If you would like to book a seat or a table, please get in touch with the team by emailing nominations@worcsapprenticeships.org.uk

The awards will showcase just how significant apprenticeships are to our local workforce and how they are able to have a hugely positive impact for the county’s businesses. If your business is considering hiring an apprentice, please do visit the Worcestershire Apprenticeship website at worcsapprenticeships.org.uk

You can also stay up to date with all the news leading up to the awards by following the Worcestershire Apprenticeships twitter account @WorcsApprentice and by using the hashtag #WorcsApprentice