Call for nominations for Apprentice of the Year in York

Has your apprentice made a real difference to your business? Do you want your business or your apprentice to be recognised by the city?

apprenticeshipsCity of York Council is calling for nominations for a set of awards that recognise and celebrate the best apprentices working in the city. The deadline is 7 October 2016.

There are five award categories:

  • York Apprentice of the Year aged 16-24 (smaller employer)
  • York Apprentice of the Year aged 16-24 (larger employer)
  • York Apprentice of the Year (aged 25+)
  • York Smaller Employer of the Year (less than 50 employees)
  • York Larger Employer of the Year (50+ employees)

Nominations will be assessed by an independent panel, all nominees will be recognised on the evening and the winners will be presented with prizes supported by the Master Guilds and the council.

For an apprentice to be eligible for an award, they must have completed their apprenticeship qualification between 1 November 2015 and 31 October 2016.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader of City of York Council with responsibility for Economic Development and Community Engagement, said: “Those young people who choose an Apprenticeship do so because they want to commit to a career, and local businesses and employers welcome their choice. This award scheme is a further way in which we can show how Apprentices in York are valued for the business benefits they bring and for the promise of a well-trained workforce in the future. Please do nominate your business’s best Apprentices and give them the recognition they deserve.”

Deadline for submitting nomination forms is Friday 7 October and the nomination form is here: or for more information, please email:

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