2017 Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award
The Polymer Apprentice of the Year
Award, run jointly by the Worshipful
Company of Horners and the British Plastics Federation
Education & Skills Committee, is open for entry. It aims to recognise the
commitment and achievement of apprentices in the polymer industry and to
encourage and support them in their development.
The award is for apprentices involved in a technical,
engineering, manufacturing or design role associated with polymer processing or
polymer/additive manufacturing. Nominations can be made either by the
apprentice themselves, their employers or training providers. In order to be
considered for the award the person must:
- be engaged in – or have
completed in the year up until December 2017 – a full accredited
apprenticeship programme at Level 2 or 3
had sufficient time in their apprenticeship to be able to demonstrate
quantifiable achievement, both academic and in the workplace
Details of other training undertaken by the apprentice
will be taken into consideration, as well as extra-curricular activities and
achievements outside the workplace.
Nominations can be submitted up to 12 November 2017.
The winner will be invited to attend the Livery
Companies Skills Council Apprentice Certificate Ceremony in February 2018, in
the City of London, where they will receive a prize of £500 and a ceremonial
drinking horn, along with the Horners’ Polymer Apprentice Certificate from the
Lord Mayor of London.
Last year’s winner, Reece Connolly of BASF, believes
winning the award was a key part in his continued success at the company.
Currently working as a shift production operator, he added: “I believe the exposure around the award has raised my
profile within my company, and also played a part in me being nominated and
receiving a further award for Student of the Year 2016.”
For more information on the award, and how to apply
please visit: http://www.bpf.co.uk/events/the_horners_award/polymer-apprentice-of-the-year-award.aspx