Renfrewshire Council have taken the decision to postpone the Employability Awards on 26 May 2020 until later in the year, to allow us to monitor the impact and implications of Coronavirus and follow national guidance.
A May date is not essential for us, so postponing until we have more information makes good sense.
We will hold any nominations until later in the year when the situation will be clearer and can relaunch at that time. We will inform all nominators of this and will get back in touch later in the year.
We are delighted to launch the sixth round of the ‘Celebrating Success’ Awards in Renfrewshire, recognising the hard work and effort our local people display as they prepare for the world of work.
Securing employment is a key aim for most people and across Renfrewshire a wide range of partner organisations work together to support people to prepare for, to secure and to progress in the workplace.
Renfrewshire is full of amazing people with immense potential and thousands of unemployed people are supported into work here every year.
Have you trained, supported or employed someone in the past 2 years who deserves special recognition? Maybe you have taken on a new employee who was previously unemployed and is making a significant contribution to your workplace? Do you know a young person who is too young to work but is building a CV through volunteering which will help them move into employment in a few years time?
Who are Renfrewshire’s employability stars?
It’s time to nominate!
The deadline for nominations is Friday 13th March.
The Celebrating Success Awards ceremony will be held in The Normandy Hotel, Renfrew on the evening of Tuesday 26th May.
This is your chance to nominate a trainee, employee or entrepreneur who has built a better future by investing their time, effort, skills and resources in Renfrewshire. All nominees must live in Renfrewshire.
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
This section of the awards recognises those who are preparing for work and who are building up their own skills and experiences needed for future employment.
Have you been impressed by someone’s commitment, attitude or tenacity when preparing for work?
Nominate them here…
For the intern making the biggest impact and who commitment, energy and ideas have helped move their organisation forward. Nominees must have been hired through Invest in Renfrewshire Graduate Internship Programme.We will notify all nominators and 3 shortlisted entrants for each award by Friday 24th April.
For the trainee who deserves special recognition for their efforts, attitude and quality of work.
Nominees must have been supported through Skills Development Scotland’s Employability Fund, Invest in Renfrewshire’s Traineeship Programme or the Scottish Governments Community Jobs Scotland Programme.
For the school pupil whose extra-curricular activity will prepare them for the world of work. This award recognises that the preparation for employment starts at school and rewards young peoples commitment to building skills and experiences for their future career.We will notify all nominators and 3 shortlisted entrants for each award by Friday 24th April.
This award recognises the considerable voluntary work and community support provided by many unemployed people and shows that this can be great preparation for work in the future.We will notify all nominators and 3 shortlisted entrants for each award by Friday 24th April.
This award category recognises those who have moved from unemployment into work and who are making a real difference either for an employer or for themselves.
Have you been inspired by someone who has moved from unemployment to self employment over the past 2 years and has changed their life as a result?
Maybe you’ve employed someone who was previously unemployed and now couldn’t do without them?
Nominate them here…
The award recognises an individual with the talent and attitude to go on to bigger and better things. Nominees should be Renfrewshire residents and previously have been unemployed and started in their job within Renfrewshire in the past two years.We will notify all nominators and 3 shortlisted entrants for each award by Friday 24th April.
This award recognises the enterprise and commitment of those who have moved from being unemployed to self employed or who have set up their own business. Renfrewshire needs more entrepreneurs and we applaud those who have taken this brave and bold step.We will notify all nominators and 3 shortlisted entrants for each award by Friday 24th April.
This section recognises the achievements of those who have previously participated in employability programmes, have secured employment and are now working to secure a better post and to progress in the workplace.
Do you have an employee who is committed to training and development and is taking on more responsibility?
Maybe you have an apprentice who is thriving in their role and you can see them moving onwards and upwards in your workplace?
Nominate them here…
For the employee with stand-out commitment to training and development. We are looking for someone who has learned new skills, taken on more challenging tasks and progressed within the workplace.We will notify all nominators and 3 shortlisted entrants for each award by Friday 24th April.
This awards recognises the talent and commitment of apprentices who have thrived in their role; developing core skills, showing initiative and potential.
Our final section recognises personal successes in employability. Many people have additional barriers to overcome in their move towards employment and this category recognises those who have inspired us by tackling personal issues in order to transform their lives through participating in work, training or education.
Have you worked with, or supported, someone who has overcome a particular barrier and who is worthy of recognition? Maybe you know of a client who has inspired you by their drive to succeed regardless of their own issues.
Nominate them here…
This award recognises the success of those who get into employment, training or education and overcome substantial barriers to transform their lives.We will notify all nominators and 3 shortlisted entrants for each award by Friday 24th April..