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The Nottingham reintroduces Innovative Young People awards

Jake Carter

December 3, 2021

The Nottingham has reintroduced its national Innovative Young People awards, which looks for young people who have overcome challenging circumstances to showcase entrepreneurial and community-minded spirit.

The awards showcase examples of those aged 10 to 21 who have found inspiring ways to further their education or boost their career aspirations in 2021.

One young person in each of three age categories will win a £250 technology voucher.

The Nottingham will also highlight their stories to others to show that difficulties can be overcome.

Examples of the type of Innovative Young People of 2021 nomination being sought include young people who have set up their own business, inspirational charitable efforts, and defying the odds to learn skills that enhance future employability prospects.

The lender is also looking for those who have grown in confidence due to online training and development, and young people whose career path has gone in an inspirational new direction.

Anne Leivers, head of people and development at The Nottingham, said: “Supporting young people to fulfil their potential is an important part of our community ethos, and the Innovative Young People competition fits perfectly with that.

“The entries we received last year showed how inspirational and dedicated so many of our young people are, and we look forward to reading lots more examples as the 2021 nominations start to come in.

“Our online career academy also contains information about how careers can be achieved, to help progress the aspirations of young people.

“Sometimes a little bit of support and guidance can go a long way in helping with those goals and ambitions.”


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