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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 2019

The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 16th Year, showcase the diverse range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships, and the success stories of those who have embraced apprenticeships with zest.

Apprenticeships are helping employers to thrive and apprentices to follow their dreams. The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the very best employers, apprentices and apprenticeship champions across the country.

We need applicants whose achievements will inspire the nation, and a glittering awards ceremony and trophy is waiting for the winners – could that victory be yours?

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The Information Webinars for 2019 have now completed. To help you start your winning entry please follow link below to view webinar recording:

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 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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