EXCELLENCE IN APPRENTICESHIPS
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
ENTRY TO THE 2023 NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS IS NOW CLOSED
The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 20th year, 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 become national finalists and will be invited to the national ceremony.
Monday 23 October – National finalists announced
Wednesday 29 November – National ceremony
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.
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.
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.
Towns / cities
with entrants in 2022
Youngest & oldest
entrants in 2022
"We have transformed our apprenticeship offer at the BBC and increased our numbers dramatically over the last couple of years. It’s important for us to reflect the audience we are serving. Apprenticeships help us do that and we work very hard to attract diverse candidates.
Winning two National Apprenticeship Awards was a fantastic accolade for the BBC. It gave us national recognition for all the hard work and commitment the BBC has to apprenticeships.
If you are in any doubt whether you should apply, I would recommend you give it a go. If you win, it will positively impact your team and give you the credit you deserve.”Sarah Moors
BBC Head of Early Careers and Staff Apprenticeships
"For years, technical and vocational education did not have the prestige of academic education and has been seen to some extent as the lesser cousin.
That is changing, thanks in part to the National Apprenticeship award - the ‘Oscars’ of apprenticeships. The awards showcase the best employers, providers and apprentices all around the country, and are the best possible advert for apprenticeships. They are the best representation of the skills ladder of opportunity, and I would like to thank everyone involved."Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP
Minister for Skills & Apprenticeships
“Winning the award has been a great opportunity for me to be recognised nationally for all the hard work, commitment, and effort which I have put towards my apprenticeship.
Make sure you enter the Awards - tell everyone about your accomplishments and your successes. I'm delighted I won - and in addition to going on to do my Degree apprenticeship, I've made some superb connections across the industry through my award."Ali Amin
Shawpak, Winner of the BT Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award
“This ceremony is about celebrating the tremendous benefits that apprenticeships bring to both individuals and employers. We want to thank each and every one of you for your highly valued contribution to the Awards, which showcase the outstanding wealth of apprenticeship talent that we have across the country. ”Peter Mucklow
Director, Apprenticeships and Skills Bootcamps, DfE Skills Group