Birmingham Metropolitan College celebrating new talent at Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2020


A Birmingham college and training provider which specialises in high-level tech and advanced manufacturing is supporting upcoming industry talent at our Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2020.

Birmingham Metropolitan College is sponsoring the Engineering and Manufacturing category, one of six individual awards to be presented on the night, which will recognise achievement from a broad range of fields.

Manufacturing and engineering are considered the lifeblood of the West Midlands economy, with so many major employers having bases here alongside vital SMEs producing everything from automotive and aerospace components to jewellery and PPE.

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The event will recognise achievement across 12 separate categories including crowning our overall Apprentice of the Year.

Scroll down for more details about the event or click through here to go straight to the nomination form

The ceremony has been put back to November and will be held online as a result of the coronavirus lockdown but the deadline to enter has been extended until September 18.

Birmingham Metropolitan College, known across the city as ‘BMet’, offers an invaluable service to and maintains close links with the West Midlands business community from its three campuses – Matthew Boulton in the city centre, James Watt in Great Barr and Sutton Coldfield College.

It provides a higher education pathway to thousands of people in the region every year and works with local, regional and national businesses to develop apprenticeship programmes up to degree level.

It specialises in engineering, advanced manufacturing and high-level technology and its centres of excellence in construction and engineering host their own workshops.

Other apprenticeships cover fields such as professional services, medical, creative and digital.

Employment engagement director Suzie Branch-Haddow said: “It is a real honour for BMet to sponsor this special award as it is a true recognition of the value of apprentices and the part they play in ensuring the continuation of leading and ever-growing industries.

“We are delighted to be part of these awards, celebrating all that is great about apprenticeships.”

The Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards are back for a second year, in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham. The event will be held online only on Friday November 27, 2020 and will celebrate apprentices, employers and training and education providers.

The awards are free and easy to enter via our online form which can be found here along with those all-important T&Cs. The deadline for entries is Friday September 18.

If you have any questions about entering or the awards in general, please email and contact or if you would like to learn more about becoming a commercial partner of the awards.

For more information visit our events website here and please follow the hashtag #BAA20 for updates on social media.

The full list of categories is:

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction and Property)

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Engineering and Manufacturing), sponsored by Birmingham Metropolitan College

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Health, Education and Care)

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Professional Services), sponsored by Performance Through People

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Tech, Digital and Creative Industries)

– Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Travel, Tourism and Hospitality)

– Apprentice of the Year (chosen from the six category winners above)

– Small Employer of the Year (1-50 staff)

– Medium Employer of the Year (51-249 staff), sponsored by BCTG

– Large Employer of the Year (250+ staff), sponsored by The Development Manager

– Training Provider of the Year, sponsored by The Ladder Foundation

– Education Engagement Award

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership is also an event supporter.

The awards are run in conjunction with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign, an initiative launched in 2018 aimed at creating 1,000 new apprenticeships in Birmingham and Solihull. To find out more about the Ladder campaign and how employing apprentices can benefit your business, visit or call 03332 409 699

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