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Nominations open for 2016 Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards


Nominations are now open for the fourth Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards, which celebrate the achievements of young people in Gloucestershire.

The ceremony, which will take place on 8th November 2016 at Cheltenham Racecourse, is aimed at young people, aged between 14 and 24 years old, who have kick-started their careers through work placements, internships and apprenticeships. It will also recognise the businesses, schools and individuals who have helped them.

Nominating either a young person, a school or a business, will showcase the talent within the county that is helping to grow Gloucestershire's economy. It also gives companies the chance to spread the word about what they're doing to help young people develop skills and support a strong workforce for Gloucestershire.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "The Grow Showcase Awards is in its fourth year and I continue to be impressed by the commitment and dedication of the young people I've met and the organisations supporting them.

"We have introduced a new category this year to recognise the role careers advisers have guiding young people to make decisions about their future, often going above and beyond to support students who are making tough choices.

"If you know someone who deserves recognition, please do nominate them now."

The award categories this year are:

  • Outstanding work experience or placement student
  • Outstanding support to a young person
  • Outstanding business contribution to a young person
  • Outstanding Apprentice
  • Exceptional Achievement
  • Outstanding young person in the workplace
  • Careers advisor of the year

The deadline for entries is 4pm on 29th July 2016.

Get in touch with Gloucestershire County Council if:

  • You are a business who has had a talented, resourceful and helpful young person with potential who is undertaking an apprenticeship, internship or work experience placement
  • You are a school with a pupil who received exceptional feedback following a work experience placement, or a teacher/careers adviser who has gone above and beyond to help young people start their career
  • You would like to nominate a Gloucestershire based business or school because they have helped young people develop employability skills and get on the right career path.

For more information about the categories and how to enter, see:

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