New home for apprenticeship awards


Truro and Penwith College’s Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards has outgrown its traditional venue and will establish new roots at the Eden Project.

Along with the change of venue, the college has taken the opportunity to move the event to National Apprenticeship Week, with the date of the eighth annual awards set for Friday February 9.

The awards is again attracting support from the local and national business communities, with organisations already showing interest and agreeing sponsorships.

The inaugural awards took place in 2015, quickly establishing itself as one of the top events in the south west business calendar and continuing annually bar a brief hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Martin Tucker, principal at Truro and Penwith College, commented: “The college is incredibly proud of the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards and the high regard in which it is held by employers and learners across the county.

“It’s been a pleasure to host the event at our Truro campus, but it’s clear it has outgrown our space. I’m pleased the event has found a fantastic new home with the Eden Project, a former Cornwall Apprenticeship Award winner and one of Cornwall’s top Apprenticeship employers. The move marks the event entering its next stage of growth and we’re excited to see what the future brings.”

Nominations for the 2024 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards are expected to open in the summer and will again be open to any learner or employer involved in apprenticeship training in Cornwall, regardless of their learning provider.