It is the third year Edge, the independent educational foundation, has run its awards to discover employers who are committed to providing practical learning opportunities for both their employees and the wider community, especially young people.
It also rewards young individuals, nominated by their employers, who have demonstrated outstanding success in learning this year.
The awards are open to all employers in the UK, whether large or small, public, private or voluntary.
To enter, organisations must demonstrate how they offer learning-by-doing opportunities in the form of apprenticeships, day release schemes, work placements or new initiatives.
The Edge Awards will give away over £300,000, in cash, for employers to re-invest in their training, as part of their long-term campaign to raise the status of vocational and practical training among 14-25 year olds.
Three organisations and practical learners will be rewarded regionally and will then be entered for the National Awards, held on 22nd November at the Camden Roundhouse.
The Edge Awards are a celebration of people doing amazing things, despite receiving little recognition and often against the odds.