The seventh annual Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards will once again shine a spotlight on our county’s Apprentices - and the businesses and organisations, training providers and schools that support their journey - recognising the huge contribution they make to our county’s economy at a special awards ceremony on Thursday 18 May 2023 at Williams F1 Conference Centre.
We're delighted to introduce the South East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (SEAAN) as sponsor of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2023.
Here, Helen Johnson, Chair of the Thames Valley/Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, explains why the SEAAN has chosen to sponsor the awards and what Apprenticeships mean to them.
Why are you supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards?
The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is the movement championing Apprenticeships to raise awareness and increase engagement to meet the needs of employers, communities and individuals across the country.
The aims of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards align perfectly with our mission to champion Apprenticeships. Being a sponsor of the Awards gives us a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the successes of apprentices and recognise the commitment of those who support them throughout their Apprenticeship journey and beyond.
What would you say to anyone thinking about entering or nominating?
Do it! This is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the achievements of your Apprentices and raise the profile of your business as an Apprenticeship employer.
It’s also great to see colleagues in schools, colleges and training providers recognised for the crucial part they play in inspiring and supporting young people. Why not make someone you know feel valued by nominating them?
Tell us about your organisation’s experience of Apprenticeships
The South East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (SEAAN) is a group of employers and Apprentices whose main aim is to spearhead the drive to engage new employers to commit to Apprenticeship delivery across South East England.
Ambassadors undertake their role, on a voluntary basis, by supporting and influencing a wide range of key stakeholders including schools, colleges, employers and their supply chains, trade associations and employment bodies.
Ambassadors champion and support marketing, publicity and events to raise awareness of Apprenticeships. They also provide mentoring and support for employers looking to recruit Apprentices for the first time.
Find out more at https://seaan.org.uk and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to keep up with the latest news and events in our region.
About the Awards
The awards will be open for entries and nominations until midnight on the evening of Friday 17 February 2023. Finalists will be announced during Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (hashtag #OAHour) on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 13:00 on Thursday 20 April 2023. Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Thursday 18 May 2023.
If you would like the opportunity to support the Awards, please get in touch.
Join us for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 13:00 every Thursday for latest on the Awards and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2022.