The Young Professionals Green Energy Awards has announced that it will be including Scotland’s top renewable energy apprentice in its categories this year.
As a fresh category, the award will recognise the work being done in by current apprentices across Scotland within the burgeoning renewables marketplace.
The sector, which employs 21,000 people across the country, saw a 19% rise between 2016 and 2017.
New figures released by the UK Government last month revealed the growth in Scottish renewables, with it accounting for 42.9% of total Scottish energy generation in 2016.
Sponsored by Scottish Renewables, the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards are accepting any entrant who has worked in the green energy industry for five years or less.
Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The Year of Young People aims to spotlight talent and celebrate the contribution that young people make, and the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards has been doing just that for four years now.
“In that time 70 people who’re new to our industry have been given awards at the event to recognise their commitment, inventiveness and determination.
“This year will be no exception, and we’re particularly excited about the new Apprentice Award, which will provide another chance to celebrate the unsung heroes of our industry.”