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.
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The BAE Systems Award for SME Employer of the Year 2018
"We are absolutely delighted to win this award as recognition at the highest level of our commitment to apprenticeships."
"We firmly believe that all businesses should embrace apprenticeships as the best way to maintain and grow a sustainable business".
KMF Precision Sheet Metal Limited
The Royal Navy Award for Large Employer of the Year 2018
"Being recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service is a great achievement that provides a real sense of accomplishment.
"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 2018
"We are delighted to have won this award; 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".
BAE Systems plc
The PeoplePlus Award for Recruitment Excellence 2018
BAE Systems recruit 600 apprentices each year.
Apprenticeships deliver their business and workforce objectives by supplying future skills capabilities, improving employee retention and creating leadership potential.
Apprenticeships create a diverse workforce, which they believe is critical to driving innovation and future thinking.
The British Army Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year 2018
"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 2018
"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 benefits they bring".
The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year 2018
"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".
The Royal Air Force Award for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year 2018
"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 2018
"I am so proud to win the National rising star award for 2018, I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity and 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 2018
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.