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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.

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 - Update

We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the opening of the applications window for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020.

We are currently looking at a revised model for the 2020 cycle which means we will not be open for entries on Monday 20 April as originally planned. We will update you as soon as we can and will continue to share updates on this site. Please click here to add your details to our mailing list.

Thank you all for your continued support at this difficult time.

The National Apprenticeship Awards team


until the awards close for registered applications


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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.

The Recruitment Excellence Award 2019 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.

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.

Number of
entrants 2018
Towns / cities
with entrants in 2018
17 / 62
Youngest & oldest
entrants in 2018

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