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Search is under way for inspiring young people

Posted onPosted on 28th Oct

People are being urged to nominate young people who have found inspiring ways of furthering their education or boosting career aspirations in 2020 and the many challenges the Covid-19 pandemic has brought.

The nominations are wanted until the end of November for an awards programme launched by The Nottingham Building Society.

The Innovative Young People of 2020 awards will shine a light on young people aged 10-21.

After the public nominations a panel of judges from across The Nottingham will determine the winners.

One young person in each of three age categories — 10 to 13, 14 to 17 and 18 to 21 — will win a £250 tech voucher.

The Nottingham will also tell their stories to highlight to others that hurdles can be overcome as they begin to think about their own futures.

The Nottingham’s head of people and development, Anne Leivers, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has caused serious challenges for all, not least young people ­— many of whom have faced unprecedented hurdles in their education or career aspirations.

“Earlier in the year we launched our Career Academy to drive the aspirations of young people through hints and tips on how careers can be kickstarted.

“The Innovative Young People awards are a great tie-in, and aims to highlight fantastic and inspirational examples of young people who have truly shone over what has been a very testing year for everyone.”

Examples of the type of nomination being sought could include;
•Young people who have set up their own business from home
•Inspirational home schooling or charitable efforts that have taken extensive planning and delivery
•Those who have blossomed confidence-wise due to online training and development during lockdown
•Young people whose career path has gone off in an inspirational new direction due to a lockdown ‘learn’ or change in circumstances

Anyone wanting to nominate a young person should send their submission to

Qualifying nominations must include the full name and contact number of the person submitting it and details of their relationship to the nominee. They should also include the name and age of the young person being nominated, as well as the town/city in which they live and a short write-up as to why he or she is a deserving entrant.

For more information about The Nottingham’s Career Academy visit

For details of the terms and conditions click here.