Apprenticeships are integral to helping shape successful businesses, develop young people into skilled and valuable employees, and provide education, training and skills that are relevant to the needs of our economy both for today and for the future. We are proud to work with a whole host of forward-thinking, innovative, and supportive employers who see the purpose and value of apprenticeships. following the huge success of our 2022 awards, they are returning for 2023 with an awards ceremony taking place in May at a prestigious Nottingham venue.
Date and venue information
The Apprenticeship Awards will be taking place on 23rd May 2023 at the Nottingham City Council Building.
Nottingham City Council
The Council House
Nominations are now closed and our judging panel will be going through all nominations for consideration for shortlisting. You can view the nomination categories below.
This award category is split into 5 categories.
- Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice of the year Award (Sponsored by Steer Group).
- Construction Apprentice of the year Award (Sponsored by Oakfield Construction)
- Health, Science and Care Apprentice of the year Award (Sponsored by Nottingham University Hospitals)
- Professional Services and Digital apprentice of the year award (Sponsored by Mojatu Foundation)
- Hospitality and Retail apprentice of the year award (Sponsor TBC)
This award will select an overall winner from the Industry apprentice of the year nominations to be awarded the overall apprentice of the year award.
This award celebrates Tutors and Assessors who are committed to providing apprentices with the best industry knowledge and practices. Nominees in this sector always go above and beyond for their apprentices to ensure they feel supported, valued and inspired on their learning journey. This award is for staff currently employed by Nottingham College. Nominations can be submitted by a colleague, apprentice, or employer representative.
This award celebrates staff members who contribute to the overall customer experience of apprentices who are not Tutors/Assessors. These staff members work tirelessly in the background to support with aspects such as Account Management, Financials, Administration, Hospitality, or the running of our estates to ensure all apprentices receive the best experience. Nominees for this award always go above and beyond within their roles to ensure learners and employers feel supported, valued and inspired whilst in partnership with Nottingham College. This award is for staff currently employed by Nottingham College. Nominations can be submitted by a colleague, apprentice, or employer representative.
This award will celebrate the work of SME employers in supporting apprentices. Nominees must have an apprentice currently employed or must have had an apprentice complete their apprenticeship in 2021/22. Nominations can be submitted by the employer or employee of the business, a tutor, an apprentice, or college partner, including another employer.
This award will celebrate the work of large employers in incorporating apprentices into their workforce development strategy, recognising their value and contribution and demonstrating strong support and mentorship to their apprentice(s). Nominations can be submitted by the employer or employee of the business, a tutor, an apprentice, or college partner, including another employer. Nominees must have an apprentice currently employed or must have had an apprentice complete their apprenticeship in 2021/22.
The Apprentice Champion Award is to recognise those in the field who support and promote apprenticeships. Awardees could be a sub-contractor, partner, promoter of apprenticeships, an individual who has inspired young people or an apprentice mentor within an organisation. There are no restrictions on who can be nominated.