Employers who fire up their business with apprenticeships.
Inspirational apprentices who blaze their own trail, and rising stars with the drive to succeed.
Individuals who champion apprenticeships with passion.
The National Apprenticeship Awards are here to celebrate them all.Find Out More
The National Apprenticeship
The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 17th Year, have been designed to recognise and reward the achievements of exceptional apprentices, apprenticeship champions and apprenticeship employers.
Apprenticeships help shape successful lives and build successful businesses across a large and diverse range of sectors. The Awards give both individuals and businesses the chance to showcase the very best in practice across the country.
We are looking for applicants who are setting the standard for their respective industries, leading the way towards the worldclass workforce our country aspires to.
To help you start your winning entry follow the relevant link below to view a webinar which explains the awards process in more detail, including hints and tips on completing your application:
until the awards close for new applications
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There are three Apprentice of the Year categories: Intermediate, Advanced and Higher or Degree.
These awards recognise apprentices who have made a real difference to their workplace and used an apprenticeship to boost their career.
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There are three categories, dependant on the size of the organisation: SME, Large and Macro.
These awards recognise employers who have put apprenticeships at the heart of their business and reaped the benefits.
The Recruitment Excellence Award 2020 winner will also be selected from entries across the three categories. This award identifies employers who use innovative recruitment processes to ensure diversity in their workforce.
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The Rising Star category seeks to identify apprentices that have made impressive progress in their career to date and have the potential to go even further. Rising Star entrants are nominated by their employer.
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This award is for individuals who champion apprenticeships with enthusiasm. Their passion for apprenticeships is exceptional. The award is open to all individuals, and the initial nomination will come from a colleague or contact who recognises their "champion" credentials.
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“Being crowned the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 winner is a huge honour, and the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to our apprenticeship programme.”Mitchells & Butlers
Winner - The QA Award for Macro Employer of the Year 2019
“Being an apprentice has changed my life and I know I am a different person but to be crowned the winner is just amazing.”Julie Mills
Winner – The NOCN Group for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year 2019
"Invotra are overjoyed to have won the National Award. We have been providing opportunities and watching homegrown talent flourish for the last 8 and a half years. When you invest your time in people and support them as they grow, you end up with loyal, hardworking individuals that are a huge asset within your business."Invotra
Winner – The BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Award for SME Employer of the Year 2019
“Through applying for this award I realised how far my apprenticeship journey has taken me, and the range of challenges I’ve overcome since the beginning of my apprenticeship. If feels absolutely amazing to have been crowned National Higher Apprentice winner.”Louise Meredith
Winner – The Nuclear Decommissioning Site License Companies Award for Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year 2019