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Are you an employer who has joined the skills revolution?

Are you an apprentice or rising star who has taken

the jump into the future?

Are you an apprenticeship champion helping

to build the next generation?

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2023

are here to celebrate you all.


The National Apprenticeship 


The National Apprenticeship Awards will be celebrating their 21st anniversary in 2024. The awards are 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 world class workforce our country aspires to.





Regional ceremonies took place between Tuesday 3 October and Thursday 19 October. Regional winners automatically became national finalists and were invited to the national ceremony.

2023 Regional Ceremony Photos 

Monday 23 October – National finalists announced

National Finalists


On Wednesday 29th November 2023, the Winners and Highly Commended of the 2023 National Apprenticeship Awards were announced at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Check out the list of results and photographs from the night below.

2023 National Results 2023 National Ceremony Photos


until National Apprenticeship Week



The 2023 Awards may be over, but you can still celebrate the successes of apprenticeships with National Apprenticeship Week 2024.

Click here to visit the National Apprenticeship Week website for further information #NAW2024



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The National Apprenticeship Awards helpline opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

email or telephone 0800 954 88 96

Award Categories

of the year

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.

of the year

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.

Rising Star
of the year

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.

Apprenticeship Champion
of the year

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.

Social Justice Apprentice Employer
of the year

The Social Justice Apprentice Employer of the Year Award is for those organisations who support people into and through apprenticeships who are disadvantaged or under-represented. This could include, for example, people with a learning difficulty or disability, people with experience of being in care, who have caring responsibilities, from ethnic minority backgrounds, or with low prior skills/qualifications attainment, or other disadvantaged background.

Apprenticeship Development Partner
of the year

We have a brand-new addition to the Department for Education’s National Apprenticeship Awards that will celebrate employers who have gone the extra mile to develop, approve, review and revise apprenticeships in partnership with IfATE. We encourage employers who have made an exceptional contribution to the development and approval of apprenticeships to enter this award. Shortlisted entries will recognise examples of how employers have instigated innovation; prioritised green skills and diversity; secured consensus and support; and played a leading role in promoting the apprenticeship within their industry.


Number of

entrants 2022


Towns / cities

with entrants in 2022

17 / 66

Youngest & oldest

entrants in 2022