NI Apprenticeship Awards 2022

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022

The Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022 were launched on 28 September 2021.

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022

The Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022 closed for applications at noon on Friday 29 October 2021.

The ApprenticeshipsNI and Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes are part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy.

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The NI Apprenticeship 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
  • influential partnerships between employers and training providers that support the continuous growth of Skills Development in Northern Ireland


There are four categories:

  • Apprentice Award                         
  • Higher Level Apprentice Award    
  • Large Employer  Award             
  • SME  Award                                    

2021 Awards winners

NI Apprenticeship Awards 2021 winners: Chantelle McDonagh - Appprentice Award; Kainos Group PLC and Ulster University - Large Employer award; TBC Conversions and South West College - SME Employer Award;  James Matchett - Higher Level Apprentice Award. The winners of the 2021 Apprenticeship Awards are:

  • Apprentice Award 2021 - Chantelle McDonagh who works with An Tearmann (STEP) with training from Coalisland Training Services Ltd
  • Higher Level Apprentice Award 2021 - James Matchett who works at Kainos Group plc with training from Ulster University
  • SME Employer Award 2021 - TBC Conversions in partnership with South West College
  • Large Employer Award - Kainos Group plc in partnership with Ulster University


A gallery of the winners and finalists receiving their trophies is available at:

The Awards ceremony

The Awards ceremony was streamed online on 28 April 2021 at 3:00 pm and can be viewed below. You can download the Awards booklet at:



If you would like to get in touch or register your interest for the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022, email:


                                     or telephone: 028 9025 7589/ 028 9025 7580


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