Award Winners 2018
The National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 National Ceremony took place at Old Billingsgate, London, on 28th November 2018.
The 'Excellence in Apprenticeships' themed Awards ceremony showcased individual and employer success stories, recognising apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career and enabler of business growth.
You can find out more about our 2018 national winners below.
Troup Bywaters + Anders
The BAE Systems Award for SME Employer of the Year
“We are absolutely delighted to win this award as recognition at the highest level of our commitment to apprenticeships. Too often there is a stigma that apprentices are low-cost, temporary, unskilled labour that fill a medium-term lower tier gap. For us that couldn’t be further from the truth. Those that go through our apprenticeship scheme are gaining professional qualifications and training from some of the very best in our industry with the opportunity to own our business."
KMF Precision Sheet Metal Limited
The Royal Navy Award for Large Employer of the Year
"Being recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service is a great achievement that provides a real sense of accomplishment.
“We work hard to nurture a skilled team of employees who embody our values from day one – and we are passionate about providing each individual with opportunities to allow them to develop within our company. Apprentices add value to every area of our business, and we will continue to actively champion apprenticeships within our community."
BAE Systems plc
The Centrica Award for Macro Employer of the Year
“We are delighted to have won the Macro Employer of the Year Award in the National Apprenticeship Awards, it is recognition of our substantial commitment to apprenticeships with over 2000 apprentices in training in the UK. It is a reflection too of all the hard work of our training teams, management and of course of our outstanding apprentice talent. This provides us with the platform to continue to improve our programmes for the benefit of our learners and the business.”
BAE Systems plc
The PeoplePlus Award for Recruitment Excellence
“We are delighted to have won the Recruitment Excellence Award in the National Apprenticeship Awards, it is recognition of our substantial commitment to apprenticeships with over 2000 apprentices in training in the UK. It is a reflection too of all the hard work of our training teams, management and of course of our outstanding apprentice talent. This provides us with the platform to continue to improve our programmes for the benefit of our learners and the business.”
The British Army Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
“It is absolutely phenomenal to win the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year award! I believe my success will inspire and strive others to work hard. The Sky is the limit!”
The Rolls-Royce Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year
"I’m thrilled to win the Advanced Apprentice of the Year award! It’s such a large and prestigious event, it’s just a fantastic feeling to have won. Hearing all of the stories from apprentices and businesses during the process has been really eye opening and I’m going to use this award to further promote apprenticeships and the benefit they bring by spreading the message for people to get stuck in and get started on their careers.”
The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year
“It is an honour to have been nominated in a category with extremely talented individuals, but I am feeling very humble to have won. It’s satisfying to see that not only my work in promoting and celebrating apprenticeships is being recognised but also the valid contribution I make to Weightmans as a business. I would like to thank the national judging panel for honouring me with this prestigious award – I am immensely proud!”
The Royal Air Force Award for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year
"I am extremely delighted to have been awarded Apprenticeship Champion of the Year, I wouldn’t be where I am today without my apprenticeship and I will continue to share my passion about apprenticeships so that they are always included in career conversations!”
The Lloyds Banking Group Award for Rising Star of the Year
"I am so proud to win the National rising star award for 2018, I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity and also to the people who helped me get to where I am now. Throughout the 3 years of my apprenticeships I have had many challenges both in my business and in my personal life but have always given everything to improve myself and the business I manage. I am so pleased to be recognised for this award.”
The Armed Forces
Special Recognition Award
The Special Recognition Award 2018 was presented to The Armed Forces for their outstanding commitment to the delivery and promotion of apprenticeships.
The British Army, The Royal Air Force and The Royal Navy are all exceptional Employer Providers, rated grade 1 by OfSTED, and combined they are the largest apprenticeship employer in the country.
It was an honour to recognise our Armed Forces in the year of the First World War Centenary.