The Hospitality Guild, in partnership with People 1st and with the support of the National Apprenticeship Service, the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) and the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), has launched the opening of nominations for its inaugural Apprenticeship Awards 2012. These awards promote the hospitality industry as a great place to work and recognise the value apprenticeships offer.  

The Apprenticeship Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate outstanding apprentices across England and their achievements, while at the same time acknowledging the fantastic work of employers and providers in promoting and delivering apprenticeships.

Nominations close on Friday 12 October 2012, and the awards categories are:

•  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

There are some great prizes on offer for young professionals in our sector including iPads, fantastic career development opportunities at top hospitality venues, and of course, industry recognition.

More information about the Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards 2012 and nomination forms can be found at