Lantra Learner of the Year Awards 2017 open for entries

Finalists at Learner of the Year awards 2016
Scottish Rural Network

Lantra Scotland is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

Now in their fourteenth year, the awards celebrate the achievements of the country's most talented Modern Apprentices, trainees, school pupils, mentors and secondary schools.

Available for the agriculture, aquaculture, equine, fisheries management, environmental conservation, game and wildlife, horticulture, trees and timber and land-based engineering industries, the awards are open for nominations until Friday 11th November 2016

For the 2016 awards, overall Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Winner was former U-17 Scotland Shinty player and gamekeeping apprentice, Savio Genini.

Savio said:

"It was an amazing honour to win this fantastic award, as it has made all the hard work worthwhile. Not only do I have more confidence and self-belief in my abilities, I have also gained the recognition I need to progress within the gamekeeping industry. I think employers can see the benefits of having better trained members of staff too, so it’s definitely worth putting a nomination form in. The benefits of winning a Lantra learner of the year award can last you a lifetime."

Finalists will be shortlisted in early in 2017, with the winners announced at a prestigious ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro in March next year.

Visit the Lantra Scotland website to find out more.