November 2020:

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 will take place on the 25th November 2020 at 19:30 via a live broadcast. This year will be hosted by BBC presenter Dan Walker who is thrilled to be on the team. To view the awards


Calling all Apprentices and Employers – The National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 is back and applications are now open, closing 25 September 2020. This will be the 17th Award Ceremony and as always, it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Apprentices and employers who have gone above and beyond, especially this year, the challenges faced during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the circumstances, this year, the National and Regional Ceremonies will be broadcasted online and this year’s winners will be recognised via virtual ceremonies. Entries to the awards are open until 25 September 2020 and will also champion employers, Apprentices and Apprenticeship champions from all sectors – from engineering, digital, healthcare and science, to beauty, manufacturing and education are invited to enter the awards.


Categories for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are:

Employer of the Year categories

SME Employer of the Year (for organisations with 1 to 249 employees)
Large Employer of the Year (for organisations with 250 to 4,999 employees)
Macro Employer of the Year (for organisations with 5,000+ employees)
Recruitment Excellence (the winner is selected from Employer of the Year award entries, and will be awarded to an organisation that has recruited a diverse and high quality apprenticeship workforce).

Apprentice of the Year categories

Intermediate Level (level 2)
Advanced Level (level 3)
Higher or Degree Level (level 4 or higher)
Rising Star (nominated by their Employer, this award recognises Apprentices that have made impressive progress in their career to date, and have the potential to go even further).
Apprentice Champion (recognises individuals who go ‘above and beyond’ to champion Apprenticeships. The nomination is made by a colleague or contact who recognises an individual’s ‘champion’ credentials).

Regional ceremonies will take place between 2 and 6 November, with the national ceremony taking place on Wednesday 25 November.

To enter the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020, please visit:

Deadline until 29th September 2020 at 12pm.


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