National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 launched


The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 have been launched, with the application site now open for entries.

Now in their fourteenth year, the awards celebrate England’s top apprenticeship employers and apprentices, as well as recognising those individuals that make a significant contribution to apprenticeships.

The awards are open for entries for apprentices and apprentice employers to be named the best of the best on a regional and national level, across ten categories.

Employer categories:

  • Small Employer of the Year (1 to 24 employees)
  • Medium Employer of the Year (25 to 249 employees)
  • Large Employer of the Year (250 to 4,999 employees)
  • Macro Employer of the Year (5,000+ employees)
  • Newcomer SME of the Year (up to 249 employees)
  • Newcomer Large Employer of the Year (250+ employees)

Apprentice categories:

  • Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
  • Advanced Apprentice of the Year
  • Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year

There is also an Apprenticeship Champion of the Year award, open to individuals who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships. This category includes apprentices themselves but is also open to those who have made a significant contribution to apprenticeships, for example, individuals providing careers guidance and working in schools, colleges and other organisations.

Once again the very best employer category entries will also have the additional bonus of featuring in the prestigious annual Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service said: “These awards are a top accolade for all the hard work apprentices and employers are putting into apprenticeships. They are real examples of the many benefits apprenticeships bring to apprentices themselves and their employer. As winners ‘the best of the best’ gain public recognition for their achievements and really are inspiring ambassadors of apprenticeships.

“The 2016 National Apprenticeship Awards final, once again, showcased fantastic talent, commitment and determination from everyone dedicated to improving skills through apprenticeships. We are looking forward to sharing and celebrating further successes for 2017.”

Monday, 27 March 2017

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