Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2022

Celebrating businesses and education providers across the county, the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2022 will showcase those who have inspired, raised aspirations and developed a future local workforce. Click the menu link to view the 2020 winners or scroll down to see the award categories and schedule for 2022.

 

 

AWARD CATEGORIES 

CAREERS INSPIRATION IN BUSINESS (1 to 249 employees)                         
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: Impact: a clear understanding of the scale and depth of their impact on young people


CAREERS INSPIRATION IN BUSINESS (250+ employees)
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 the scale and depth of their impact on young people


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


PROACTIVE YOUNG PERSON

For a young person who has independently taken proactive 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


REMOVING BARRIERS
For an organisation or individual that has helped remove barriers to progression for disadvantaged young 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

For an individual who has overcome barriers to progression towards employment.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Understanding: recognition of the barriers they have faced in moving towards employment
Action: Steps taken (with or without support) to address these
Impact: How this has helped them progress towards employment


BEST PLACEMENT EMPLOYER

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

For a person who has excelled during a work placement.

Entrants will demonstrate:

Preparation: how they secured and prepared for a successful placement
Engagement:  a strong commitment to delivering the tasks set during the placement period
Impact: how the individual made a positive impact on their host business during their placement


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

Nominators should demonstrate that their nominee has:

- inspired or supported young people over several years
- made a lasting positive impact on those they have supported
- gone beyond the requirements of their job role

Notes for entrants / nominators

In the descriptions above a 'young person' is anyone between the age of 14 and 25. 'Disadvantage' includes a physical or learning disability; a long-term health condition; experience of care; homelessness.


AWARDS SCHEDULE 

The awards will open for entries and nominations on 25 April 2022.

All entries and nominations must be received by midnight on 5 June 2022.

The awards evening will be held on 14 July 2022.

 

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