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Closing date for apprenticeship awards

Created on 29/04/2019 @ 08:03

There is still time to be part of the annual Wales-wide celebration of outstanding achievement in training and apprenticeships, the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.

The closing date for entries is 12 noon, May 3, and application forms are available online at

Culminating in a high-profile ceremony at the International Convention Centre Wales in Newport on October 24, the prestigious awards showcase the successes of learners, employers, tutors and assessors who have excelled in contributing to the development of the Welsh Government’s traineeship and apprenticeship programmes.

There are 12 categories, including a new “Tomorrow’s Talent” category, which gives employers the opportunity to nominate a current apprentice who has ‘demonstrated significant personal progress’ and has made ‘a tangible and positive impact on the employer’s organisational performance’.

The Employability category has awards for Traineeship Learner of the Year for Engagement and Level 1. There are awards too for the best Foundation Apprentice, Apprentice and Higher Apprentice of the Year.

Successful employers are recognised with awards for small (1 to 49 employees), medium (50 to 249), large (250 to 4,999), and macro (5,000 plus) employers of the year. Work-based learning practitioner excellence is rewarded with two accolades - assessor and tutor of the year.

The Apprenticeship Awards Cymru are jointly organised by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW). The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Said Minister for the Economy and Transport, Ken Skates: “We know businesses place great value on the Welsh Government’s apprenticeships and traineeship programmes as they help people to achieve the skills and experience needed by all sectors of the economy in Wales.

“The Apprenticeship Awards Cymru is not just an opportunity to highlight these programmes but to celebrate and showcase the achievements of everyone involved from our star apprentices and employers to learning providers and trainees. I look forward to hearing about the many success stories from across Wales.”

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