NI Apprenticeship Awards 2021

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2021

The Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2021 are open for applications. Closing date for nominations is Friday 22 January 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.European Social Fund Northern Ireland logo containing text "European Union, European Social Fund, Northern Ireland"


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.

Economy Minister, Diane Dodds and Tommy Bowe with Apprentice/Higher Level Apprentices of the Year Craig Holmes, Colleen O’Boyle and Will Bradley, Employer winners Citi/Belfast Met and Innovation winners Specialist Joinery Group/Strabane Training Services


Apprentice Award                            - Nominate Now  

Higher Level Apprentice Award     - Nominate Now

Large Employer  Award                   - Nominate Now

SME  Award                                       - Nominate Now

    2020 Apprentice and Higher Level Apprentice winners 

    2020 Apprentice of the Year winner

    Apprentice of the Year 2020 was Craig Holmes, employed by A S Watson Group – Savers and training at Babcock Training Ltd.

    2020 Joint Higher Level Apprentice of the Year winner

    Joint Higher Level Apprentice of the Year 2020 was Will Bradley, employed by BT and training with Belfast Met.

    2020 Joint Higher Level Apprentice of the Year winner

    Joint Higher Level Apprentice of the Year 2020 was Colleen O’Boyle, employed by Mallaghan Engineering Ltd and training with South West College.



    If you would like to get in touch or register your interest for the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2021, email:


                                         or telephone: 028 9041 6751/ 028 9025 7580


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