**Entry to the Burton Mail Business Awards is free; entry form can be downloaded here **

This sought-after gong will be handed to an employee or apprentice under the age of 25 who has been working for a company between one and three years.

The judges will look for someone who has shown exceptional dedication and who has made an important contribution to the business as a whole.

Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) is a medium-sized general further education college, offering a wide range of full-time, part-time and higher education courses for people of all ages.

The college is passionate about providing learners with the skills required for success in their chosen industry through its Skills Promise.

By studying at BSDC, students not only gain a qualification but the vital wraparound competencies, behaviours and interpersonal skills that are in demand in every workplace.

BSDC has extensive experience working with employers, both to up-skill the workforce with bespoke work-based training solutions, industry coaching and apprenticeships, as well as helping employers to develop their own capacity to deliver work-based education.

The college has expertise in developing 'employability' programmes for learners in the transition from education into industry.

Sarah Collinson, head of marketing at BSDC, says: "We are committed to supporting local community initiatives and are delighted to sponsor the Burton Mail Business Awards.

"Showcasing and developing young talent is something we are passionate about. We are delighted that apprentices are included as they are a valuable part of the team for many organisations.”

Jack Richards, from Chameleon School of Construction, scooped the award last year for his efforts in the workplace. You can enter this year's awards here

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