Renfrewshire Council

2017 Employability Award winners

​​​​​​​Nominate your employability stars

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Renfrewshire Employability Awards celebrating the successes of people supported through Renfrewshire's Local Employability Partnership programmes.

It is the fifth year of the popular awards organised on behalf of the partnership by Renfrewshire Council's economic development service Invest in Renfrewshire.

Invest work closely with more than 1000 local businesses to support Renfrewshire residents from its base at Paisley's Russell Institute building.

Debbie Campbell Top Intern 2017 Together, the programme provides direct access to vacancies, work experience, training, personal support and finance.

There are nine awards across a range of categories including Most Promising New Entrepreneur and Apprentice of the Year. The awards also recognise school pupils and people building their CV through volunteering as they prepare for the world of work.

Last year's glittering celebrations recognised top intern Debbie Campbell, pictured, whose work with award-winning community charity I Am Me Scotland raised awareness of disability hate crime.

Johnstone High School pupil Morgan Spence won the Youth CV builder award, the Kilbarchan teenager's stop-motion film-making skills being viewed more than a million times online.

Deadline for nominations is Friday 14 September 2018 with the awards ceremony taking place at Paisley Town Hall in November. The ever-popular event is also an opportunity to thank local businesses for their contributions which has helped the Renfrewshire economy grow significantly in recent years.

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