Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019

Celebrating the best of work-based learning

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Our 2019 finalists

After a record breaking number of nominations, we’re delighted to announce our finalists for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019.
Winners will be announced at this year’s ceremony which takes place at the Caird Hall in Dundee on Thursday 7 November.
Find out below how you can register for tickets to the event or get in touch to become an awards sponsor

Apprentice Ambassador of the Year

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

This year's finalists are:

Hayley Donaldson

IT and Telecommunications, Phoenix Group

Robert Orr

Engineering, Howden Compressions

Verity Ross

Insurance Technical Apprenticeship, Zurich Insurance

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.

This year's finalists are:

Eilidh Riach

Software Development, MTC

Ferva Anjum

Business Skills, Dell Technologies

Joe Pirrie

Social Services (Children and Young People), Little Einstein's Nursery

Modern Apprentice of the Year - SCQF Level 5

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

This year's finalists are:

Chloe Wood

Business and Administration, North Lanarkshire Council

Katie Cammock

Providing Financial Services, Lloyds Banking Group

Mirhan Smith

Hospitality, The Larder

Modern Apprentice of the Year - SCQF Level 6+

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

This year's finalists are:

Jordan Fairlamb

Supply Chain Management, Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd

Jordanne Currie

Engineering, Leonardo

Maureen Morgan

Engineering, Sparrows Offshore Services

Graduate Apprentice Rising Star

This category showcases the dedication and commitment of Graduate Apprentices who have chosen the route to further their career and who make a significant contribution to their organisation’s performance.

This year's finalists are:

Bethany Welsh

Civil Engineering, Balfour Beatty

Connor Hay

IT: Software Development, Leidos

David William Mackenzie

Engineering: Design and Manufacture, GSK

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.

This year's finalists are:

Douglas Andrew

Learning and Development Manager, NHS Grampian

Douglas Turnbull

Lean Sigma Black Belt, Plexus

Stephen McNab

Apprentice Mentor, GE Caledonian

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. 

This year's finalists are:

EGGER (UK) Limited

Ayrshire

Ingenza Ltd

Midlothian

Nairns Oatcakes 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.

This year's finalists are:

James Frew Limited

Edinburgh

JP Morgan

Glasgow

Robertson Group

Stirling

Promoting Diversity SME Employer of the Year

This award recognises those SME businesses who are working effectively towards organisational goals in equality and diversity.

This year's finalists are:

EGGER (UK) Limited

Ayrshire

Ingenza Ltd

Midlothian

Nairns Oatcakes Ltd

Edinburgh

Promoting Diversity Large Employer of the Year

This award recognises Large employers who are working effectively towards organisational goals in equality and diversity.

This year's finalists are:

BAE Systems

Glasgow

JP Morgan

Glasgow

Wheatley Group

Glasgow

Join the celebrations

Register for tickets

Don't miss out on Scotland's biggest celebration of apprenticeships. With over 350 guests at the gala dinner in Caird Hall, you'll hear inspirational stories from individuals and businesses.

Secure your spot and register for tickets. 

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Sponsor the awards

Show your support of apprenticeships by sponsoring the awards. Your business will gain four months of positive media coverage both online and offline. You'll also get guest places at the ceremony. 

Download our sponsor pack to find out the details and get in touch to become a sponsor.

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Entry rules

Nominations are closed but you can read our rules on submitting entries.