National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: regional finalists announced

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: regional finalists announced


Now in their 16th year, the Awards showcase the diverse and growing range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships, whilst celebrating outstanding apprentices, employers and individuals who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships across England.

Employer categories:

  • The BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Award for SME Employer of the Year (for organisations with 1 to 249 employees)
  • The British Army Award for Large Employer of the Year (for organisations with 250 to 4,999 employees)
  • The QA Award for Macro Employer of the Year (for organisations with 5,000+ employees)
  • The PeoplePlus Award for Recruitment Excellence: the winner will be selected from the Employer of the Year award entries

The full list of finalists for the employer categories can be viewed here

Apprentice categories:

  • The NOCN Group Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
  • The Royal Navy Awards for Advanced Apprentice of the Year
  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year
  • The Lloyds Banking Group Award for the Rising Star: awarded to apprentices who have made impressive progress in their career to date and who show the potential, through their apprenticeship, to make it to the very top of their chosen profession

In October, members of the public will be asked to vote on the overall winner for the Lloyds Banking Group Award for the Rising Star category.

Finalists in the Royal Air Force Award for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year, recognising individuals who go ‘above and beyond’ to champion apprenticeships, have also been announced today.

The full list of Regional Apprentice, Rising Star and Apprenticeship Champion of the Year finalists can be viewed here

Keith Smith, Director, Apprenticeships, at the Education and Skills Funding Agency said: "The National Apprenticeship Awards celebrate all that is exceptional about apprenticeships. The opportunities they give individuals to fire up their career and the real benefits employers see on a daily basis, with apprentices bringing new ideas, enthusiasm and dedication in to the workplace.

"I am delighted that so many outstanding applications were received this year. The number and quality of applications improves year on year. Testament to the popularity of not only the awards, but apprenticeships, with more and more employers and individuals recognising the benefits they bring.

"I would like to thank the national and regional sponsors who make the awards possible, everyone who entered the awards this year, and the judges to took time to support the difficult task of selecting the regional winners and highly commended entries.

"Good luck to all the regional finalists, and I hope you have a wonderful day at your ceremony. Regardless of the outcome, you are all winners."

Regional winners will progress to the next stage of the competition, where their applications will be assessed by a national judging panel. Regional finals take place in September – and the national awards in November.


Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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