Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award 2020 Now Open

The 2020 Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award, run by the Worshipful Company of Horners (WCoH) in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation (BPF), is open for entries.

The Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award aims to recognise the commitment and achievement of apprentices in the polymer industry and to encourage and support them in their development.

As the livery company associated with the polymers industry, the Horners’ seek to work with and support the British Plastics Federation in encouraging and promoting education and training in the skills vital to the industry. As part of this, the competition is open to apprentices employed in a technical, engineering, manufacturing or design role in the industry, to identify outstanding performance and achievement during their apprenticeship.

2019 saw Jordan Clayton of Polypipe scoop first prize, awarded at the Livery Companies Skills Council Award Ceremony in Mansion House where he received his Polymer Apprentice Certificate, ceremonial drinking horn and £500 cash prize. His line manager, Simon Golightly, noted at the time that:

Jordan demonstrates a “can do” attitude, which reflects his inquisitive personality and diligent nature, he frequently offers up ideas, and he will always go the ‘extra mile.’ I have no reservations in nominating him for this award and believe winning it would be a real boost to his confidence and give him the recognition for his hard-working attitude and show him, to be, the standard all our apprentices should aspire to achieve.”

BPF Council and Horner’s Member Dr Philip Hilton states:

We have seen some very impressive apprentices in the Awards in recent years, demonstrating the talent coming up through the industry, and I would encourage managers to give their own outstanding apprentices the chance to be recognised.”

Do you have an apprentice that deserves recognition? If so, please visit http://www.bpf.co.uk/events/the_horners_award/polymer-apprentice-of-the-year-award for information on how to enter.

The BPF continues to work closely with the WCoH to promote the plastics industry to the next generation and more information on these efforts can be found at www.polymerzone.co.uk.

For further information on education and skills issues and the BPF’s activities, please contact Mo Elkhalifa at melkhalif @bpf.co.uk or on +44(0) 207 457 5046.

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