Yarmouth man in Apprentice awards

A GREAT Yarmouth man is in the running for an Apprentice of the Year award.After months of searching, eight of Norfolk's most inspiring apprentices and dedicated employers have been selected to represent the county at the prestigious East of England Bright Sparks Apprenticeship Awards 2009.

A GREAT Yarmouth man is in the running for an Apprentice of the Year award.

After months of searching, eight of Norfolk's most inspiring apprentices and dedicated employers have been selected to represent the county at the prestigious East of England Bright Sparks Apprenticeship Awards 2009.

The awards are held annually by the Learning and Skills Council to celebrate apprentices who have used their Apprenticeship to make a significant impact on their career and the future of the business they are training with.

Employers committed to hiring apprentices in order to create a bespoke, enthusiastic and skilled workforce are also honoured in the awards.

Craig Welford, 23, from Yarmouth is one of two nominated for the award. He has recently completed an Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture with De Vere Hotels and was based at the Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich.

Finalists will compete against the best of the rest from around the region at a glamorous award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Stansted on Tuesday, June 2 - where the region's winners will be presented with their award by BBC sports presenter and former footballer Ray Stubbs.