National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 will close for entries soon!

You can find out more about the awards and benefits of entering by watching our video.

Applicants have until Friday 26 May to submit their entry – at 5pm the National Apprenticeship Service close their search for England’s top apprenticeship employers and apprentices.

Employer Categories

  • Small Employer of the Year (1 – 24 employees)
  • Medium Employer of the Year (25 – 249 employees)
  • Large Employer of the Year (250 – 4,999 employees)
  • Macro Employer of the Year (5,000+ employees)
  • Newcomer SME of the Year (up to 249 employees)
  • Newcomer Large Employer of the Year (250+ employees)

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.

Apprentice Categories

  • Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
  • Advanced Apprentice of the Year
  • Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year

Apprenticeship Champion

  • Apprenticeship Champion of the Year

The Apprenticeship Champion of the Year is open to individuals who go above and beyond to champion Apprenticeships, this category includes apprentices themselves but also is open to those who have made a significant contribution to apprenticeships e.g. those working in schools or providing careers guidance.

Why should I apply?

  • A top accolade for all the hard work put into excelling and playing a leading part in Apprenticeships
  • The honour of being recognised as ‘the best of the best’ and an Apprenticeships exemplar
  • Public recognition for your commitment through national, regional and sector media channels, likely to include radio and television coverage
  • Become known as an Ambassador of apprenticeships, helping to inform the government’s future policy

When can I enter?

You can enter from 27 March 2017 and entries close on 26 May 2017.

How do I enter?

Apply online at

Only entries submitted through the online system will be accepted.

What support is available?

Employer and apprentice guidance documents are available to download from here.