The Hospitality Guild is inviting nominations for its second annual apprenticeship awards.
Launched to recognise the achievements of apprentices, employers and mentors working in the hospitality industry in England, the awards are run in partnership with People 1st.
Suzy Jackson, executive director of the Hospitality Guild, said: "We had such impressive nominations last year and the overall quality was outstanding. It really highlighted the fantastic work that apprentices do and, with apprenticeships at the top of everyone's agenda at the moment, we're really hoping to build on the success of last year's awards.
"With our Act NOW! on Apprenticeships campaign now in full swing and research showing that apprenticeships can offer businesses significant financial benefits, we're expecting to see our awards grow bigger and better!"
David Way, executive director at the National Apprenticeship Service, said: "Many great figures in the hospitality industry started life as Apprentices and their training gave them the confidence and skills to see their talent blossom. Awards help to build this confidence and motivate people to be the best they can."
Nominations are open to anyone who was working as an apprentice on 31 March 2013 in the following categories:
- Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
- Advanced Apprentice of the Year
- Apprenticeship Mentor of the Year
- Employer of the Year: SME (less than 250 employees)
- Employer of the Year: Large (more than 250 employees)
- Partnership of the Year