Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards will recognise the resilience and hard work of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprentices in a year like no other. They will also shine a spotlight on those employers, providers and individuals who champion apprenticeships.

Award winners will be announced during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Our virtual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 4 March 2021, from 7.00pm-8.00pm.

Scroll down to register your place at the event, and to view our full list of category Finalists.

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Our Awards Finalists

Foundation Apprentice of the Year

This category showcases the dedication and achievements of apprentices who have chosen the Foundation Apprenticeship route to progress their career.

Finalists

Annabel Stewart 

Scientific Technologies, Charles River Laboratories

Matthew Robertson

Hardware and System Software, Boxportable Limited 

Wiktoria Bak

Social Services and Healthcare, West Dunbartonshire Council Working4U

Modern Apprentice of the Year - Level 5

This category showcases the dedication and commitment of apprentices who have chosen the Modern Apprenticeship route to progress their career.

Finalists

Ciara Phillips

Financial Services - Accounting, Morgan Stanley

Hannah McDonald

Food and Drink - Food and Drink Operations, Diageo

Hannah Spence

Administration and Related - Business and Administration, South Ayrshire Council

Modern Apprentice of the Year - Level 6+

This category showcases the dedication and commitment of apprentices who have chosen the Modern Apprenticeship route to progress their career.

Finalists

Sam Kirkpatrick

Engineering and Energy - Engineering, Leonardo 

Tamara Kamal

Sport , Health and Social Care - Healthcare Support, NHS Lothian

Zoe Valentine 

Other Services - IT and Telecommunications, Pulsion Technology

Graduate Apprentice of the Year

This category showcases the dedication and commitment of Graduate Apprentices who have chosen a work-based learning pathway to further their career and who make an active and significant contribution to their organisation’s performance.

Finalists

Chloe Gallacher

IT: Software Development, CGI

David Scott

IT: Software Development, Aviva

Samir Khan-Young

Engineering: Design and Manufacture, Thales

SME Employer of the Year

This award acknowledges the commitment and support of apprenticeships demonstrated by SME employers, including public sector, with fewer than 250 employees.

Finalists

Forrit

Edinburgh

Pointer Ltd

Glasgow

Scotmas Group

Kelso

Zen Consultants Ltd

Edinburgh

Large Employer of the Year

This award acknowledges the commitment and support of apprenticeships demonstrated by large employers, including public sector, with more than 250 employees. 

Finalists

BAE Systems Naval Ships

Glasgow

Balfour Beatty

North Lanarkshire

Harper Macleod LLP

Glasgow

Volvo Construction Equipment Haulers Ltd

North Lanarkshire

Innovation in Learning Provision

This category recognises innovation from a learning provider who, during these exceptional times, has developed new or different ways to support learning and skills development for apprentices.  

Finalists

NHS Education for Scotland (Dental)

Openreach

Livingston

QA Ltd

Glasgow

Apprentice Instructor of the Year

This award enables employers and learning providers to recognise the significant contribution made by an individual to support apprentices through their apprenticeship.

Finalists

Gary Ferguson

Dawnfresh Seafood Ltd

Jacqui Cannon

L&G Learning

Marie Brennan

BAE Systems Naval Ships

Apprentice Ambassador of the Year

This award is for former Apprentices who have made exceptional achievements since their completion and who continue to champion apprenticeships.

Finalists

Cameron MacDonald

Engineering and Energy - Engineering, Diageo

Emma O'Halloran

Chemicals and Biotechnology Related - Scientific, Technical and Formulation Processing, Glasgow Scientific Services - Glasgow City Council

Nicole Wallace 

Other Services - Digital Applications, Standard Life Aberdeen

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Entry Rules

Nominations for 2020 are now closed. Read our rules on submitting entries for this year's awards.