There is no £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar for the Apprentice of the Year at the South Holland Enterprise Day and Business Awards.
But there is the satisfaction of being recognised for initiative, creativity and going above and beyond the expectations of your employer and training manager.
Firms across South Holland are being invited to put forward the most outstanding new starters who are either on an apprenticeship programme or have completed one within the past two years.
The best apprentice chosen by a panel of judges will be crowned at the Business Awards on November 20 being held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre.
Judges, including Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce president Phil Scarlett, will be looking for the apprentice who has done most to develop themselves and contribute to their firm.
Boston College, which offers a range of vocational, academic and apprenticeship courses at Spalding and three other sites, is sponsoring the award as evidence of its partnership with South Holland businesses.
Paul Collins, Boston College’s director of business development, said: “We are a forward-looking, vibrant and successful college attracting thousands of learners each year.
“We were delighted to open our centre in Spalding and offer a range of courses for both young people and adults, providing them with outstanding facilities for learning such as our brand new hair and beauty salons which are second to none.
“Our main aim is to help all learners successfully achieve their qualifications through the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning, working closely with local businesses to ensure that our curriculum is relevant and meets local needs.
“This is why we are delighted to be involved with the Business Awards.”