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The RSB is running its Apprentice of the Year aware for the 2nd consecutive year. The Award has been set up to celebrate and recognise apprentices contributions to their teams and the wider bioscience community. The award also forms part of the RSB's wider work supporting technical staff and their contribution, through our support of the Technician Commitment and Technician Action Plan.

This year sees the award expanded, divided into two sub groups:

  • Group 1: Apprenticeship levels 3 and 4. Scottish levels SCQF 5-7
  • Group 2: Apprenticeship levels 5+. Scottish levels SCQF 8+

If you are unsure which group to apply to, or have any questions on the application process, please get in touch.

The Group 1 award recognises apprentices who are:

  1. Actively developing professional technical knowledge and expertise
  2. Acquiring & effectively applying personal/professional development
  3. Making a positive impact of inspiring others
  4. Demonstrating effective teamwork
  5. Supporting projects efficiently

The Group 2 award recognises apprentices who are:

  1. Applying professional technical knowledge and expertise
  2. Acquiring & effectively applying personal/professional development
  3. Making a positive impact and inspiring others
  4. Demonstrating effective teamwork and collaboration
  5. Delivering projects efficiently 

How to apply

The award is open to all apprentices in the U.K. currently working within the bioscience sector. Applications from apprentices who completed their apprenticeship <1 year ago at the point of applying will be accepted.

Individuals can enter the award by downloading the appropriate application form for their apprenticeship level, and submitting by 12pm, on the 16th July 2021.

Applicants are asked to choose two of the five application criteria and demonstrate through a written submission in no more than 500 words how they have demonstrated that quality through their activities.

Applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by a sponsor or colleague. Self-nominations should include the support of a sponsor. One self-nomination or nomination form per applicant will be accepted.

Applicants are allowed to include one optional image, data table or graph to support their application, this reference is not included in the word count. Any information exceeding the word count will not be taken into consideration by the judges.

Prize

Both the Group 1 and Group 2 winner will receive £250 in prize money, alongside one year’s free RSB membership and free Registered Science Technician/Registered Scientist (RSciTech/RSci) professional recognition, if they submitted a successful application.


In addition, both Groups may have a possible “Highly Commended” winner, who will receive a year’s free RSB membership and free Registered Science Technician/Registered Scientist(RSciTech/RSci) professional recognition, if they submitted a successful application.

Applications are now open. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

 

Application forms

 

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