Tim Campbell MBE, best known for being the first ever winner of Alan Sugar’s “The Apprentice” and Chairman of social enterprise, Bright Ideas Trust, has launched an ambitious new competition to find the UK’s most hard-working students.
Aimed in the first year at year 12 students in full-time education or training, the awards will find and celebrate students who burst with talent, achieve outstanding marks and who give back to their school or college and to their community.
Commenting on the awards, Tim Campbell MBE said:
“The UK needs to develop a diverse, talented and multi-skilled workforce to accelerate the country’s future economic growth. There has never been a more important time for young people to benefit from the best and most diverse schools and education system – one that will give each and every one of them the necessary skills to lead a productive, fulfilled life and to be able to make their contribution to the UK’s economic wealth. I want to use these awards to celebrate those students who work hard, both in and out of school or college, and hold them up as examples for their younger peers to aspire to.”
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London said:
“We now have a record number of jobs in this country, yet around one in six 16 to 24 year olds is unemployed. It is vital that our young people are given the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills they will need for the world of work. We’re already investing in Further Education and committed to increasing the number of apprenticeships in London, and I welcome Tim’s efforts to support learning and skills development. I hope young students in the capital and across the UK will be inspired by these new awards celebrating their achievements and that they and others will be motivated to go onto bigger and better things.”
These awards have the support of the Department for Education, the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, the Mayor of London, AoC, CBI, IoD, London First, British Chambers of Commerce. They are organised by Casis Media, publishers of LondonlovesBusiness.com.
The winners will be announced at a special lunch for all shortlisted students, their teachers and parents or guardians on Friday 25th September, 2015 in London.
Full details about the awards can be found on the website at www.studentoftheyearawards.com
The full award categories list is as follows:
Sciences and Engineering
Want to find out more about the Awards? Email Frances Hughes at [email protected]