The guild's executive director Suzy Jackson 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."
Nominations are open for 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
Nominations are open to anyone taking a hospitality-related apprenticeship who was working as an apprentice on 31 March 2013. There is no charge to enter. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.hospitalityguild.co.uk/awards and must be received by Monday 7 October 2013.