Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2020

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists.
If you missed the broadcast, it is still available to view on our YouTube channel.

You can view the awards broadcast here

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.

 

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

 

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)
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
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
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.

Sponsored by Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon are passionate about purpose beyond profit. We maximise opportunities for local people during construction to deliver additional social value, leaving a legacy that extends beyond the building itself. Willmott Dixon have recently put construction in the spotlight by achieving fifth place in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for list. We have been awarded three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the past 5 years, the latest being Enterprise for Sustainable Development. This recognises our role in protecting the environment and enhancing society's wellbeing.

We have a commitment to inclusion and diversity; having recently announced our target for gender parity in Willmott Dixon’s workforce by 2030. We believe that our industry should be barrier-free in the pursuit of a rewarding career. 

As partners of the Somerset Education and Business Partnership, we are delighted to sponsor the Removing Barriers Award 2020. We believe it is important to recognise local organisations and individuals who support disadvantaged people in Somerset to move forward in life.

www.willmottdixon.co.uk


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.

 

 

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