This category is for an individual who has helped and inspired apprentices in the first steps in their careers. Mentors can be the line manager or someone within the organisation that has contributed to the individual’s development. Entries should be completed by either the apprentice or the mentor and should include information on how they meet the criteria below:
- Mentors will have had a positive impact on the personal and professional development of the apprentice.
- Judges will be looking for evidence of the commitment the mentor has to aiding personal development.
- Mentors will be approachable and accessible and understand how best to support their mentee.
If the entry is completed by the mentor, an additional 300 word testimonial from at least one apprentice should also be submitted detailing the support and guidance they have received.