Apprentices are set a challenge
BUSINESSES in the South West are being urged to enter their apprentices into an annual challenge.
Nominations for the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, which tests the non-technical work skills and personal attributes of apprentices, close on Friday.
The top two teams from each of the four regions will battle it out to be crowned "apprentice team of the year", with the competition culminating in an adventure challenge at the Brathay Trust's Windermere headquarters in June.
Trust chief executive Godfrey Owen said: "This year's challenge is already shaping up to be a tough competition that will see apprentices given the opportunity to strengthen on both a personal and professional level.
"We are very much looking forward to seeing more entries submitted in the coming days and welcoming the finalists from across England and various sectors to Brathay in June."
Jaine Bolton, chief operating officer at the National Apprenticeship Service, said: "We have already seen some great organisations enter teams, but we would welcome more entries to really hot up the contest.
"This competition gives apprentices the opportunity to shine and be recognised for the great contribution they offer to their employers.
"We also know that the skills they gain from this competition will stay with them for the whole of their working life and lead them to grow professionally."
For more information, visit the Brathay Trust website.