National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 regional finalists announced

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.

Almost 800 entries were received, with 91 employers and 84 individuals competing for awards in ten categories in the regional stage. 

The full list of finalists can be viewed on the Education and Skills Funding Agency website:

Employer categories:

  • Small Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year
  • Large Employer of the Year
  • Macro Employer of the Year
  • Newcomer SME of the Year
  • Newcomer Large Employer of the Year

Apprentice categories:

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

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service said: “Our awards are an exciting opportunity to recognise the hard work and success of apprentices and the commitment of apprenticeship employers. The regional finalists announced today demonstrate promise and drive and have a real enthusiasm for the apprenticeship programme.

“Our finalists show clearly the impact of apprenticeships on skills and on how businesses perform. I applaud every finalist for getting this far and I look forward to celebrating the achievements and loyalty of winners. I wish everyone the best as we move into the next phase of this competition.”

Regional winners will progress to the next stage of the competition, where their applications will be assessed by a national judging panel. National finalists will be announced in December and will be invited to a national, final ceremony on 18 January 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.


Monday, 14 August 2017

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