The National Apprenticeship Awards are back for the 12th year running!

April 13, 2015

The 2015 awards are now open!

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2015 are now open for entries for you to compete to be named ‘the best of the best’ on a regional and national level.

We’re looking for apprentices and employers who can clearly demonstrate the benefits they have experienced through apprenticeships. The Awards ceremony is the perfect celebration to showcase how apprenticeships have made a difference to your business and/or your career.

The awards seek to recognise excellence in 2 areas:

Why should I apply? 

Apprentice Categories

 Apprentice of the year

The Apprentice of the Year Awards seek to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentices’ exceptional contribution to their workplace. To enter your chosen category, apprentices must either be currently undertaking that level or have completed it within the last 12 months (since 1 May 2014).

Apprenticeship Champion of the year

The Apprenticeship Champion of the Year category is open to former apprentices who have achieved excellence since the completion of their apprenticeship and go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships.

Employer Categories

Open to employers from all sectors, the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award celebrates employers who can showcase their commitment, contribution and the success that apprenticeships have brought to their organisation.

The categories acknowledge the different approaches taken to apprenticeships by organisations of differing size and length of involvement.

Top 100 employers

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, which will be published later this year in partnership with City & Guilds.

Key dates

How to submit an entry

Download the relevant guidance form below and read the criteria before you apply online at


If you would like further help and guidance, either from your apprenticeship development coach or employer please contact 

To submit an entry visit Only entries submitted through the online system will be accepted.

Past Winners

To see last year’s winners visit:


To view all applications and guidance, please see the PDF’s below. If you have any questions on the following, please email us at: