The search is now on to find the country’s top apprentices and apprenticeship employers.
The Awards, run by the National Apprenticeship Service, are now open for entries to compete to be named ‘the best of the best’ on a regional and national level.Skills and enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock said: “Apprenticeships are vital because they encourage ambition, help individuals develop fulfilling careers, drive competitiveness and fuel economic growth.“The National Apprenticeship Awards are a real opportunity for employers and individuals to gain the recognition they richly deserve for their commitment to Apprenticeships, and the hugely positive example they set for other individuals and organisations to follow.”
For the fourth year running the very best employer category entries will also have the additional bonus of featuring in the annual Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, which is produced by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds. The 2014 list will be announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards ceremony in November.
The apprentice categories for the 2014 awards are:
· Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
· Advanced Apprentice of the Year
· Higher Apprentice of the Year
· City & Guilds Apprenticeship Champion of the Year
The employer categories for the 2014 awards are:
· Small Employer of the Year
· Medium Employer of the Year
· Large Employer of the Year
· Macro Employer of the Year
· Newcomer – Small to Medium sized employers
· Newcomer – Large employers
To find out more about how to enter the National Apprenticeship Awards visit the Awards section of the website.
Entries close on Friday 28 March 2014
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