Apprentice of the Year Awards 2018

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The Apprentice of the Year Awards 2018 were awarded on 6 November 2018. Details on this page are retained for information only.

The Apprentice of the Year awards provide a platform to showcase excellence in, and raise awareness of, the Apprenticeship and Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes. It promotes the consistent development of skills and promotes their value to employers.

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The winners of this year’s Apprentice of the Year were revealed at a special ceremony in Belfast City Hall on 6 November 2018.

The 2018 winners in the three categories are:

  • Apprentice of the Year (level 2-3) – Tammy Whelan.
  • Higher Level Apprentice of the Year (Level 4+) – Sarah Gillespie.
  • Employer Innovation Award – BT and Babcock, and SRC and Norbrook.

About the Awards

The Apprentice of the Year Awards recognise:

  • Apprentices who are making a significant contribution in their workplace and have shown a dedication to excel in their professional development and learning
  • Partnerships between employers and Training Suppliers that support the continuous growth of apprenticeships in Northern Ireland.

Three Awards

There are three awards:

  • Apprentice of the Year (level 2-3)
  • Higher Level Apprentice of the Year (Level 4+)
  • Employer Innovation Award (acknowledges excellence between the employer and Training Supplier in the design and delivery of Apprenticeship training)

    Apprentice / Higher Level Apprentice of the Year Award

    Who can enter?

    Apprentices must have been on a Department for the Economy contracted Apprenticeship / Higher Level Apprenticeship programme in 2018 working towards a full Apprenticeship framework at Level 2 - 3 and or Level 4 and above.

    Who can nominate an apprentice?

    Nominations can be made by the Training Supplier or the Employer but both must complete the nomination form and sign the relevant sections.

    What are the judges looking for?

    The judges are looking for entries which showcase the difference apprentices have made to the organisation they work in.

    Employer Innovation Award

    Who can enter? 

    It is open to employers from all sectors engaging with Training Suppliers contracted by the Department for the Economy to deliver the ApprenticeshipsNI or Higher Level Apprenticeships programme.

    Who can submit an application?

    Joint nominations are required with either the training supplier or the employer taking the lead. Both must complete the relevant sections of the nomination form.

    What are the judges looking for?

    The judges are looking for entries which showcase excellence between the training supplier and employer in the delivery of apprenticeship training.

    Contact Details

    If you have any queries about the 2018 Apprentice of the Year awards please email aoty.2018@economy-ni.gov.uk or telephone 02890 257922 or 02890 257864.

     

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