What are they?
Launching this year, this apprentice awards competition will be run by the AMHT to find and recognise the best apprentices in the Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) community – rewarding talent and promoting and encouraging skills development.
Why the Awards?
As with many areas of engineering and manufacturing, the automotive industry has an ageing workforce. There is a need recruit new blood and preserve the skills needed to keep older cars on the road as well as to design and make new ones. This isn’t always easy and of the best ways of developing those skills is to encourage apprenticeships. There has been considerable work by government and industry in recent years, with new high quality apprenticeships standards being developed by employers, including ones specially designed to train in heritage skills; the Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship. If you haven’t been following developments, you may not realise that apprenticeships can now be studied at degree level or higher.
Education is a strong remit within our charitable objectives and we believe we can help. These Awards have been created to find and recognise the best apprentices in the AML community, thereby promoting the benefits of apprenticeships and encouraging more employers to get involved and more young people to follow this route.
How will they run?
Over the next few months, we will be inviting nominations from employers who have apprentices working on vehicles, in the supply chain or business functions associated with the AML marque.
Our search is for new stars so the nominees must be completing, or have completed, their apprenticeship in the thirty months before 16th October 2020. Nomination Forms and Contact Information Forms will be available to download from the AMHT website from 1st March 2020.
The entries will be judged November 2020 by a panel experienced in all things Aston Martin and apprenticeships, and we will announce and present the first Awards at the Walter Hayes Memorial Lecture at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London, in January 2021.
Why get involved?
This is a great chance for employers to showcase the talents of their apprentices and promote their apprentice scheme and company.
For the apprentices, it’s a great chance to stand out, shine and be recognised by their employer and the AML community as a rising talent.
Want to know more?
Further information will be posted here from 1st March.
In the meantime, if you have any questions then please contact AMHT by email: firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Apprentice Awards' in the subject line.