National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 launched

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 launched


The National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 have been launched, with the application site now open for entries.

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

This year, the Apprenticeship Champion category has been transformed, with the application process starting with a nomination, aimed at those who know someone who champions apprenticeships with passion. After writing a short reference, the nominee will complete the application.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Anne Milton said: "The National Apprenticeships Awards is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate apprentices, their employers and the many apprenticeship programmes and their champions across the country.

"Apprenticeships change lives of people of all ages and apprentices help businesses grow and thrive. I am thrilled that we are now seeing more and more employers large and small offering people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to start their apprenticeship journey and get on the path to a rewarding job and career.

"If you know an amazing employer, apprentice or someone who is a passionate supporter of apprenticeships then please enter them and help celebrate this year’s successes. I wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to the award ceremony later this year!"

Apprentice employers and apprentices from all industries are invited to enter the awards. The deadline for award entries is 24th May.

Employer of the Year categories:

  • SME of the Year: 1 – 249 employees
  • Large Employer of the Year: 250 – 4,999 employees
  • Macro Employer of the Year: 5,000+ employees  
  • The Recruitment Excellence Award

Apprentice of the Year categories:

  • Intermediate Level (level 2)    
  • Advanced Level (level 3)
  • Higher or Degree Level (level 4 or higher)

Special recognition categories:

  • Rising Star Award
  • Apprenticeship Champion of the Year


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

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