Lantra Scotland is calling on tutors, trainers, teachers and employers to put forward nominations for its prestigious Horticulture Learner of the Year Award, which will be presented at a high profile ceremony on March 3rd 2016.
The sought-after award goes to a Modern Apprentice or learner who has excelled during their training, demonstrating an aptitude for hard work, high levels of skill and a dedication to their chosen profession.
Now in its 13th year, Lantra’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Scotland’s rural and urban learners, as well as encouraging employers to invest in training and skills development to ensure the industry is supplied with the very best talent.
Last year’s ceremony was the biggest in the event’s history, with over 220 industry representatives coming together to celebrate the successes of 29 talented winners and runners-up across 15 categories – the highest numbers since the awards began in 2003. Lantra hopes to go one better next year and is asking the sector to make every effort to put forward nominees for 2016 and ensure the 13th award ceremony is one to remember.
Claire Young, current Horticulture Learner of the Year, said: “It was a real honour to win the Horticulture Learner of the Year award. I’d like to personally thank my employer, my tutors at Argyll College UHI and everyone who has supported me along the way!”
Closing date for the nominations is Friday 20th November 2015. Finalists will be shortlisted in early in 2016, with the winners announced at the 13th Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards on Thursday 3rd March 2016.