The Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards are a celebration of the best and brightest young learners as well as the people who are helping them to succeed.

The awards are your chance to give an outstanding apprentice a big pat on the back for their hard-earned achievements or thank a business for backing fresh talent.

We want to hear from apprentices across Gloucestershire as well as those offering apprenticeships. 

The awards will culminate in a glittering evening ceremony for all our finalists.

Last year, the event brought together many incredible people from a varied selection of sectors, with the overall title of Apprentice of the Year going to Lucy Phelps of Ultra Electronics. 

Sarah Pullen, Commercial Director Regionals and Commercial Managing Director of Midlands & West, Reach plc, said: “These awards are really important to us. They celebrate the achievements of apprentices across such a wide range of businesses, trades and professions.

“They highlight the depth of talent and skill in Gloucestershire.

“Many companies realise that the best way to meet their skills needs is to train more apprentices.

“I think we can all agree the South West is thriving at the moment, but the only way to guarantee future growth is to ensure that future leaders are skilled and ready to take on the challenge.”

Senior Gloucestershire Editor, Rachael Sugden said: “The Citizen and Echo have long been proud supporters of the apprenticeship scheme.

“These awards are our way of celebrating the brilliant young people who succeed through it – as well as recognising the companies who employ and support them.”

The Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2019 take place on Thursday 7th March 2019 in the Gold Cup Suite at Cheltenham Racecourse. Tickets are available to purchase on request at this stage from Louise Symonds, Regional Events Manager – Louise.Symonds@ReachPLC.com.