Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2020

Due to the current government guidance regarding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to postpone the awards celebration evening that was due to take place on Thursday 30th April.

We hope to proceed as planned with judging and aim to let nominees and entrants know the outcome during April. We will send communications when we have been able to arrange an alternative date for the awards ceremony.

Thank you to everyone who has entered and supported the Awards this year.

 

Celebrating business professionals, schools, education providers and work-related learning projects across the county, the Somerset Education Business Partnership (EBP) Awards 2020 is a chance to showcase those who have inspired, raised aspirations and developed a future local workforce.

 

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2020 AWARDS

Thank you to everyone who has entered or nominated an individual, team or organisation for the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2020. 

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting our awards this year including our headline sponsors, Milsted Langdon, our award category sponsors and our drinks reception sponsors. Find out more about all our sponsors below:  

 

HEADLINE SPONSORS
We are delighted to announce Milsted Langdon as our headline sponsor again this year. 

Milsted Langdon is one of the South West’s leading independent accountancy practices.
Over the last 30 years, the firm has grown to approximately 230 employees spread over five offices in Bath,
Bristol, London, Taunton and Yeovil, where clients benefit from clear, specialist advice.

Milsted Langdon successfully grows the skills it needs by providing high-quality work-placements to school and college students as well as graduates, enabling progression into trainee and fully qualified accountancy roles.

Jonathan Langdon, Co-founder and Chairman of Milsted Langdon comments:

"Milsted Langdon realises the benefits of providing high quality placement opportunities to young people. We are proud to support the next generation - there are many examples of colleagues who have been promoted through the ranks that have successfully developed through our placement and traineeship programmes.

Through sponsoring the Somerset Education Business Partnership awards we aim to inspire other Somerset businesses to provide similar opportunities and demonstrate to young people that the South West is an excellent place to start and grow a career."

www.milsted-langdon.co.uk


DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORS

Thank you to CETSAT who are the sponsors of the drinks reception at this year's awards evening. 

CETSAT is a tactical business partner for companies who wish to achieve more through a methodical approach to their technology. We deliver outstanding knowledge in an agile way across our three core areas of excellence, Infrastructure, Digital Media and Cyber Security.

Ready and able to move quickly and easily, CETSAT is the first choice for organisations who require robust and secure technology platforms hosted within their own infrastructure or in the cloud. During our two decades of trading we have enabled the growth of both small and international companies, allowing them to harness the power of technology and use this to their competitive advantage.

Our services include network architecture, technology delivery and project management, 24/7 managed IT services, bespoke application development and an extensive range of cyber security capabilities to minimise risk. We define our service capability as Agile Technology. Agile is the ability to act or change swiftly and efficiently, utilising skills and experience combined with positive attitude. The definition of Technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes allowing for operation of workings and accomplishment of objectives.

CETSAT are adaptive, we can be where you need us, when you need us, to help with any business technology needs you have.

www.cetsat.com

 

 

AWARD CATEGORIES & SPONSORS

CAREERS INSPIRATION IN BUSINESS (1 to 49 employees)                         
Sponsored by Yeovil College
For an individual or a company that has effectively inspired young people about future career opportunities.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Clarity of purpose: a clearly articulated business reason for engaging with young people
Strength of partnership: how they have worked effectively with their partner education establishments
Impact: a clear understanding of how many young people they have inspired and the impact this has had


CAREERS INSPIRATION IN BUSINESS (50+ employees)
Sponsored by CSW Group
For an individual or a company that has effectively inspired young people about future career opportunities.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Clarity of purpose: a clearly articulated business reason for engaging with young people
Strength of partnership: how they have worked effectively with their partner education establishments
Impact: a clear understanding of how many young people they have inspired and the impact this has had


CAREERS INSPIRATION IN EDUCATION
For the education institution that has most effectively inspired students about future careers.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Clarity of purpose: a clearly articulated business engagement strategy
Strength of partnership: how they have worked effectively with their business partners
Impact: a clear understanding of how many students they have reached and the impact achieved

Sponsored by Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning

SCIL is a training organisation, within Support Services for Education, that supports all staff working or those wishing to work within the children and young
people’s workforce (0-19) to ensure they are appropriately trained to meet statutory legislation and to be the best practitioners to support the best outcomes for
children in Somerset and beyond. 

SCIL offer teaching training, apprenticeships and training for support staff, leaders and managers, along with programmes accredited from Level 2 through to Masters,
CPD programmes and blended and face to face delivery.

We have chosen to support the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards and sponsor the ‘Careers Inspiration in Education’ award 2020, as this fits with SCIL’s
ethos of supporting a culture of lifelong learning in a workforce where everyone feels valued and can reach their full potential. As well as supporting students, learners and apprentices in their development of knowledge and growth into confident professionals in the workforce.


YOUNG ASPIRATION
Sponsored by Hinkley Point C
For a young person or group of young people who have taken significant steps to prepare for their future career.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Understanding: recognition that preparing for the workplace is an important element of their education
Direction: clarity about their personal attributes and development goals
Action: clear steps taken outside of curriculum time to meet these goals


ENTERPRISE IN EDUCATION
Sponsored by NatWest
For the education institution that has delivered the most effective student enterprise challenge.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Outlook: recognition of the place of enterprise skills in a rounded curriculum
Delivery: high quality delivery of enterprise activities within the education setting
Impact: a clear understanding of how many students they have reached and the impact achieved


REMOVING BARRIERS
Sponsored by Willmott Dixon
For an organisation or individual that has helped remove barriers to progression for disadvantaged people.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Clarity of purpose: a clear understanding of the group the nominee / entrant is supporting and the barriers they face
Action: the steps taken to remove barriers
Impact: The number of people reached and the impact achieved.


OVERCOMING BARRIERS
Sponsored by Somerset West and Taunton Council
For an individual who has overcome barriers to progression.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Understanding: recognition of the barriers the individual faces
Action: Steps taken (with or without support) to address these
Impact: How this has helped the individual progress towards education or employment


BEST PLACEMENT EMPLOYER
Sponsored by Bridgwater & Taunton College
For the employer that provided the highest quality work experience.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Preparation: how the business has prepared to deliver a mutually beneficial placement
Delivery: how the business has ensured a successful placement period
Impact: a clear understanding of how this has benefited the individual and the business


BEST PLACEMENT PARTICIPANT
Sponsored by Wainwright 
For the person who performed best during their placement.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Preparation: how the person secured and prepared for a successful placement
Engagement:  a strong commitment to delivering the tasks set during the placement period
Impact: a positive impact on the business from the student’s engagement


OUTSTANDING PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION
Partners are invited to nominate individuals who have contributed to raising aspirations in Somerset over a significant period.

Sponsored by Weston College

Weston College is a leading training provider – rated outstanding by Ofsted and consistently one of the top-performing colleges in the country. We’re committed to
providing a skilled workforce for employers, and ‘creating brighter futures’ for our learners.

We provide education and vocational training to nearly 30,000 learners across the country. 

We partner with over 1,500 businesses to provide opportunities for our learners to gain industry experience and develop their skills. 

We are constantly evolving, to meet the needs of both learners and employers across the region and beyond.

Over the last year we’ve won a string of prestigious awards, including a Tes FE Leader of the Year, Lloyds Bank Employer of the Year Award, and for the second year in a row the Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Provider of the Year. We are delighted to continue our partnership with Somerset EBP, and proactively support developing future generations. This year we are sponsoring the Outstanding Personal Contribution, as we feel it is important that individuals that drive change are recognised – we also thank them for their efforts in creating opportunities for learners to grow.

Good luck to everyone on the night, you have done an admirable job in growing Somerset’s workforce.

 

 

2019 AWARD WINNERS


PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION – BUSINESS           Sponsored by Weston College
Do you employ a business mentor, enterprise ambassador, governor or similar volunteer? Our judges are looking for a business professional who is committed to providing invaluable knowledge and skills to local young people.

WINNER - Emma Kelly, Butlins
 


PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION – EDUCATION           Sponsored by Train4All
This individual’s award recognises the most innovative and enthusiastic school or college employee. They may be a school careers lead, teacher, lecturer or support staff member who is committed to providing outstanding work-related learning opportunities and education.

WINNER - Deborah Eele, West Somerset College

 


PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION – CAREERS INSPIRATION   Sponsored by Somerset West & Taunton Council
This award recognises the Work-Related Learning provider employee who has shown an outstanding commitment and passion for careers inspiration in Somerset.

WINNER - Maggie Whale, Somerset Work Experience Service

 


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – LEARNER           Sponsored by EDF Energy HPC Project

Celebrating individual learners who engaged with careers provision and demonstrated outstanding potential.

WINNER - Oliver Weston-Mann, Yeovil College

 


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT           Sponsored by CSW Group

Celebrating individual vulnerable and/or SEND learners who engaged with careers provision and demonstrated outstanding potential.

WINNER - Cameron

 


EMPLOYER CAREERS INSPIRATION           Sponsored by The Design Hive

This award recognises businesses who have engaged and inspired students in Somerset, and have shown
a commitment to developing a local workforce for the future.

WINNERS - Eloquent Technologies & NatWest Somerset Commercial Bank


CAREERS INSPIRATION IN EDUCATION           Sponsored by TMB Patterns Ltd

Recognising schools or colleges with outstanding careers strategies and programmes, offering a diverse range of opportunities for their students.

WINNER - The Castle School
 


CAREERS INSPIRATION PROVIDER           Sponsored by Willmott Dixon

Open to all work-related learning providers, this award sets out to recognise and showcase the programmes, projects and opportunities available to Somerset’s young people.

WINNER - Young Somerset
 


PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT           Sponsored by Bridgwater & Taunton College

This award is for those helping disadvantaged individuals into employment. ‘Disadvantaged or vulnerable people’ may include leaving care, SEND, disability, NEET, long-term unemployed, returners to work, homeless, ex-offenders.

WINNER - Inspired to Achieve
 


OUTSTANDING IMPACT           Sponsored by Red Berry Recruitment

Open to all - The winner of the “EBP Outstanding Impact Award” will have demonstrated how, either as a school, college, business, or opportunity provider, they have stood out from the crowd and demonstrated outstanding careers education, engagement opportunities, skills development and achieved ‘success through collaboration’. 

WINNER - Julie Young

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