Business Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award

Who should enter?

The Business Skills Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s exceptional occupational progress and their contribution to their workplace during their apprenticeship.

To enter, Applicants must be based in England and have completed a Business Skills Advanced Apprenticeship within the last 12 months, or will have completed their apprenticeship by the 01 November 2014.

To be considered for the award, applicants must have completed, or be currently working towards completing one of the following Advanced or Advanced Apprenticeships:

  • Business & Administration
  • Business, Innovation & Growth
  • Campaigning
  • Contact Centres Operations
  • Court, Tribunal & Prosecution Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Enterprise
  • Fundraising
  • Hospitality Management
  • HR Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Recruitment
  • Sales & Telesales
  • Social Media & Digital Marketing
  • Team Leading
  • Volunteer Management

How to enter

Applicants must read these entry guidelines carefully before complete the Business Skills Advanced Apprentice of the Year application form.

Download the Business Skills Advanced Apprentice of the Year application form

The closing date for entries is 12 November 2014. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. The winner will receive notification on the 14 November 2014 and the award will be presented at the Graduation Ceremony on 19 November 2014, at Central Hall, Westminster, London


The prize for the award consists of a certificate and £750.

Completing the form

Judges are looking for exemplar apprentices who can have shown tremendous progress throughout their apprenticeship, as well as demonstrating the difference they have made to the organisation they worked in.

Make sure you give the judges hard evidence to base their decisions on. Include examples which demonstrate your inspirational qualities through commitment to your personal development; outstanding contributions to your workplace; where you have exceeded expectations; and on your achievement and attainment in learning and work.

Applications should be completed and submitted by the apprentice themselves. Apprentices could seek assistance from their employer or provider to ensure the answers are completed as fully as possible.

Applicants should ensure that they keep within the word count, and that they write succinctly using plain English, avoiding jargon.

Applications now allow you to attach supporting evidence. This allows you to include a chart, table or graph to help demonstrate metrics such as statistics, quantifiable information and comparative data. Remember to provide a base line to show how you have progressed in your Apprenticeship.

All applications require a reference and it is strongly recommended that the employer completes this.

Key dates

Closing date for entries – 12th November 2014
Winner notified – 14th November 2014
Prize award – 19th November 2014


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