The British Plastics Federation (BPF) reports that the UK 2020 Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award is open for entries.

The award aims to recognise the commitment and achievement of apprentices in the polymer industry and to encourage and support them in their development, the federation said. It 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.

It is run by the Worshipful Company of Horners (WCoH) in conjunction with BPF. The Company is an ancient London guild, first mentioned in 1284.

‘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,’ said BPF council and Horners member Dr Philip Hilton.

To nominate an apprentice, go here. The deadine is 6 November 2020.

This story uses material from the BFP, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.