The Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2023 were launched on 19 October 2022.
Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2023
The closing date for nominations was 12 noon Friday 18 November 2022.
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.
The awards ceremony will take on Wednesday 29 March 2023.
Apprentice Award 2023 finalists
Conor Braniff, Tullycross Tiling - Southern Regional College
Janice Nelson, G. S. Hunter Engineering - North West Regional College
Luke Marks, Tobermore - South West College
Higher Level Apprentice Award 2023 finalists
Kerry Moore, Deloitte MCS - Ulster University
Cain McConville, Norbrook Laboratories Ltd - Southern Regional College
Roisin McCloskey, Little Treasures Day Nursery & After Schools - North West Regional College
Mentor Awards 2023 finalists
Mark Stewart, Norbrook Laboratories Ltd - Southern Regional College
Alan Clarke, Lakeland Dairies – College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
Charles McAuley, Mivan Ltd - Northern Regional College
Large Employer Award finalists
Almac Group in partnership with Southern Regional College
NIE Networks in partnership with Northern Regional College
Danske Bank in partnership with Ulster University
Small to Medium Enterprises Award finalists
Turkington Windows and Conservatories in partnership with South Eastern Regional College
Nugent Engineering in partnership with South West College
Greenview Gas in partnership with South Eastern Regional College
About the awards
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
apprenticeship mentors who are making a positive contribution to their employer’s business by integrating apprentices whilst developing the professional and technical skills of those apprentice(s)
Awards will be presented in five categories:
Higher Level Apprentice Award
Large Employer in partnership with their Training Provider Award
SME in partnership with their training provider Award
Outstanding Mentor Award
2022 Awards winners
The winners of the 2022 Apprenticeship Awards are:
Apprentice Award 2022
Lauren Johnston, working towards a Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, is employed by Diageo Packaging Belfast and is undergoing her training at South Eastern Regional College.
Higher Level Apprentice Award 2021
Lewis Connelly, working towards his HLA in Food and Drink Manufacturing, is employed by Linden Foods Ltd and is undergoing his training at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise.
SME Employer Award
McGuinness Plumbing in partnership with Southern Regional College (SRC). Pictured are Michelle Billham of SRC and Thomas McGuinness of McGuinness Plumbing.
Large Employer Award
The joint winners are Farrans Construction in partnership with Ulster University and Greiner Packaging Ltd in partnership with South West College. Picture clockwise left to right: Alastair Booth (South West College), David Graham (Greiner Packaging), Cara Hanna (Farrans Construction) and Doctor Robert Eadie (Ulster Universtity).
The awards ceremony
The awards ceremony was streamed on YouTube at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022 and the recording is available to watch on this page. You can download the awards booklet at: