Apprenticeship Awards


National Apprenticeship Awards

Now in its 18th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards showcases the best of a huge range of sectors across the country, celebrating the success of the apprentices that are paving the way for their industries.


With 9 categories for both apprentices and their employers including ‘Apprentice of the Year’, ‘Employer of the Year’, ‘Apprentice Champion of the Year’ and more, the awards take place over a number of regional events, with a final end of year celebration which is usually held in London (although in 2020 it was livestreamed, catch the highlights here).


The applications for 2021 have not opened yet, so there is a lot of time to get prepared. Monitor this link if you want to apply or know someone who should, but historically the applications open around April. Good Luck! 


National Apprenticeship Awards are sponsored by Accenture, Lloyds, the British Army, the Royal Air Force, and more.


World Skills UK 

World Skills UK is an independent charity that works in partnership with employers, colleges, providers, and governments. It aims to raise the standards in apprenticeships and technical education so more people can get the best start in their careers. It is part of a global movement of 80 member countries and they hold a biennial (every other year) ‘Skills Olympics’ which invites apprentices from all over the world to compete in their respective skills categories. The competitions start at a national level and move to international heats. For more information on upcoming competitions please use this link. Watch this video for more information on the competition.


Word Skills UK is sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners, NCFE, Toyota, the Royal Navy, BAE Systems, and more.


BAME Apprenticeship Awards

The BAME apprenticeship awards aim to showcase talent and diversity within BAME communities through the celebration of those working hard to overcome adversity to achieve their goals through apprenticeships. The awards highlight the achievements of apprentices and the contributions of employers and providers who have assisted them along their journey.


See a list of 2020’s winners here and find out more about how to nominate here.


The nominations for 2021 opened on 8th February during National Apprenticeship Week 2021, and the nomination deadline is 30th April 2021. The Awards will take place on 30th September 2021 and will be livestreamed. Here is the promo video.


The BAME Apprenticeship Awards are sponsored by Pearson, NCFE, Thinkfest, British Army, WorldSkills UK, AELP, and more.