Apprentice Awards and Recognition
Whatever job you are doing, is it always nice to receive recognition of your hard work an achievements. This may come in the form of verbal praise, written acknowledgment, a pay increase or an award.
Whatever it is, it can be great boost to your self esteem and to your career. As an apprentice, who is still quite new to the industry, winning an award can make you stand out from the crowd.
Work hard, make sure people know about what you are doing and be proactive in applying for awards or telling your employer about your achievements within the company.
Employee AwardsMany companies have employee rewards in place that recognise the hard work and achievements of their staff. These give employees the impetus to be recognised and show that the employer cares about what they are doing.
As an apprentice there is no reason why you can’t earn these, find out what is on offer and what you need to do to be in the running. Then make sure that your manager knows about the work that you are doing and that have a record of all you progress.
Apprentice AwardsThe Learning and Skills council, who oversee all apprenticeships, run an annual apprenticeship award scheme. These awards recognise the skills and achievements of apprentices and how they have helped their company.
To be in the running you should have made a significant contribution to your company by having a new idea, improving procedure or making some other big impact.
Employer AwardsThe Learning and Skills council also offer awards for employers. Putting forward your company can be a good way to recognise what they have done for you.
Your company should be able to show increased productivity through employing apprentices, a great training plan and a vision for the future. Although this award doesn’t benefit you directly, it is always good to show that you have been part of a successful company.
Employee RecognitionIt doesn’t just need to be awards that reward you hard work and achievements. Sometimes it can be just as good for your employer to recognise what you have been doing. This may be a verbal recognition, a written record or an increase in pay that reflects your progress.
Whatever it is, make sure there is a permanent record of it so that you can use it in the future. If you feel that you are not getting the recognition that you deserve then talk to your manager to find out what else you could be doing.
Whether is an internal or external awards, a pay rise or just a recognition of you hard work, it is also a great feeling to get a reward for what you have done. Do your best and make sure that people are aware of it.
Keep a record of any major contributions or the impact that you have on the company. If you do win an award or receive recognitions then keep a permanent note of it so you can refer to it in the future.