Rural employers, colleges, schools and organisations working in partnership with others are being asked to put forward their nominations for ALBAS 2021 before the deadline of Thursday 17 December.
An independent panel of judges will then shortlist the finalists, with winners announced at a virtual ceremony taking place on Thursday 4 March 2021.
Open to those involved in agriculture, aquaculture, equine, fisheries management, environmental conservation, game and wildlife, horticulture, trees and timber and land-based engineering, the awards are now in their 19th year of celebrating the achievements of Scotland’s top trainees.
Providing people of all ages with a springboard to succeed in their respective careers, the ALBAS also highlight the need for businesses to invest in new entrants, training and skills development.
Liz Barron-Majerik, director of Lantra Scotland said: “Our ALBAS celebrate the hard work and achievements of the most talented students, trainees, mentors, training providers, secondary schools and partners in Scotland’s land-based and aquaculture sector. We want the awards to be as successful as they’ve been in previous years, so to avoid any risks from COVID-19 we’re going to go virtual for 2021.
“We’d like to remind everyone to put forward their nominations before the deadline and help us to recognise and promote the industry’s best talent”.