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Do you know someone who deserves to win the Apprentice of the Year award?

This award recognises an exceptional apprentice for their work, either within their apprenticeship workplace or in relation to their classroom-based learning. This may include high performance, innovative approaches to their work, going the extra mile, or using what they’ve learned during their apprenticeship to create an opportunity for themselves to strengthen their achievements. 

What should my nomination include?

You can write up to 1000 words about why you’re nominating this apprentice for this award. Here are some top tips for what you could include:   

  • Has the apprentice exceeded expectations in terms of achievements or grades/performance reviews, or made significant progress since starting their apprenticeship?  
  • Has the apprentice had a wider impact on other apprentices or the way in which apprenticeships at the provider/employer will be delivered in the future?  
  • Has the apprentice gone above and beyond to make a difference – either for themselves, their peers, their employers, their place of study or their community?  
  • Has the apprentice undertaken any additional activities on top of their apprenticeship to further support their future?  

Remember to read the terms and conditions before submitting your nomination! 

I’ve got big plans. To me, there's nothing more satisfying or rewarding than helping people to regain or maintain their ability to perform an activity. It’s liberating and it's life-changing. 

Christopher Ademola, Apprentice of the Year 2023

Need inspiration?

Our Apprentice of the Year 2023: Christopher Ademola

At the time of winning, Christopher was an Adult Care Worker Level 2 apprentice studying through Salford City College. His exceptional skills and behaviours were recognised as helping to improve the lives of those he cares for, as well as setting him on his way to a dream career in Occupational Therapy.  

Read Christopher's story

Our Apprentice of the Year 2022: Annabelle Palmer-Bennett

Annabelle, who was completing an apprenticeship in early years and studying the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce at the time of winning, was described by her tutors as being conscientious and an "excellent role model for apprentices to aspire to." 

Read Annabelle’s story

Annabelle poses with her certificate in 2022

Pictured: Annabelle, our Apprentice of the Year 2022