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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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The National Apprenticeship 
Awards 2020

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.

Register   Who can apply

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:

Employer and Rising Star   Apprentice and Apprenticeship Champion


until the awards close for new applications





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 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.


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 2019


Towns / cities

with entrants in 2019

17 / 64

Youngest & oldest

entrants in 2019

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