Individual nominations for learner of year awards

Nominations can be made by employers, training providers, schools, colleges or universities, as long as the nominee was studying in Scotland at some point between September 2017 and September 2018.

An independent panel of employers and industry representatives judge all the entries, before asking short-listed nominees to an interview in our Perth office. Finalists and guests will then be invited to a fabulous awards ceremony at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro on the evening of Thursday 7th March 2019, hosted by farmer and stand-up comedian, Jim Smith.

Categories available for nominations

Industry awards

You should have been studying a relevant course, including: NC, SVQ, Modern Apprenticeship, Advanced Certificate or Extended Diploma.

Nominations can come from any of Lantra’s industries, including: agriculture, aquaculture, equine, fisheries management and environmental conservation, game and wildlife, horticulture, trees and timber and land-based engineering.

Finalists in industry categories can go on to become: Overall Winner; Overall Runner-up; CARAS award winners (recognising distinguished achievement in agriculture and related land-based industries) or Modern Apprentice of the Year.

Higher Education Award

To be eligible you must be studying or have completed: an HNC; an HND, or a Degree, Masters or Doctorate at a Scottish institution.

School Pupil Award

To be eligible you must be on a Skills for Work (Rural Skills) course or an NPA in Rural Skills or Aquaculture at a Scottish school.

Awards which are not decided through nominations

Jean’s Jam Award

Donated by training instructor Elspeth Watson in memory of her friend Jean Costello, this award recognises the most inspiring mentor for our land-based and aquaculture learner of the year finalists.

Tam Tod Trophy

In association with Countryside Learning Scotland, this award commemorates the late Tam Tod, a gamekeeper, ghillie and lifelong friend of the countryside, and is for an Outstanding Young Learner.

How to apply

Please fill out the following form for each person who is being nominated and include photographs of them as high resolution JPEGs. These photographs should show them doing something related to work or study. We may send some images to news media, so make sure you have checked copyright with the owner.

You can nominate as many people as you want, but please use a separate form for each person.

Please send completed forms with photographs to by Friday 9th November or by post to Lantra Scotland, Inveralmond Business Centre, Auld Bond Road, Perth, PH1 3FX.

Individual nomination form to complete in Word
Individual nomination form for printing yourself

Any questions?

If you'd like to speak to us about the awards, please email or call 01738 310164.