Annual conference and Apprentice of the Year awards 2015 announcement

The GTA England Board is delighted to announce that the 2015 conference will take place on Wednesday 21st October 2015.

The venue is the prestigious headquarters of the IMechE in Birdcage Walk, Westminster London where we hope to welcome the new secretary of state for education and skills.

Following evaluation of last years conference it has been decided to hold the event from early afternoon on 21st October concluding, with a less than formal, Dinner around 18:00 which will see the announcement of the Annual Apprentice of the Year awards. Dinner will take place in the grand Elizabethan style Library, clad in warm oak, which has stunning views over St. James Park and Horse Guards Parade.

We have also negotiated special accommodation package, for a limited number of rooms, for the evening of the 21st October. The Double Tree Westminster hotel are offering accommodation for just £199.00 Per room per night inclusive of buffet breakfast and VAT (single occupancy rooms) or £209 for double occupancy rooms.

Members, please watch out for an email containing a conference booking form and the contract reference number that must be quoted when contacting the Double Tree Westminster Hotel, in order to secure this preferential rate.

Building on the success of the inaugural awards in 2014, the culmination of the annual conference will be Apprentice of the Year awards 2015. Each member will be invited to nominate an application for the Engineering / Construction and Business Services categories. A panel of independent judges (constructed from GTA England Board members not from a GTA) will appraise the applications.

The Apprentice of the Year Awards criteria and guidance will be issued to Members during May 2015.

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