Entry rules

Entries for the awards must be fully compliant with the entry rules. Please ensure you read these carefully.

  • Entries will only be accepted for Apprenticeships taking place in Scotland that are funded by Skills Development Scotland
  • Organisations are eligible to enter as many categories as they wish
  • Any conflict of interests must be declared on the online entry form
  • Entries will only be accepted via the online system
  • No entry fee will be charged for entering
  • The Apprentice of the Year categories are not open to past entrants or apprentices who are self employed
  • Apprentice of the Year categories are open to apprentices who have completed or are due to complete their apprenticeship by 30 September 2017 or who were certificated no earlier than 01 October 2016
  • Apprentices must be employed in a role that links directly to the Apprenticeship framework achieved
  • The Apprentice Ambassador of the Year category is only open to individuals who have completed their apprenticeship and who were certificated before 01 October 2016 (meaning you cannot enter an individual into both Apprentice of the Year and Apprentice Ambassador of the Year categories)
  • The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is 12noon on Wednesday, 28 June 2017
  • Entries cannot be amended after the closing date for applications has passed
  • Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, 15 August 2017
  • Finalists and their employers must be available between 21 August and 11 September for photography (all finalists) and filming (only for finalists in the Apprentice of the Year categories). A validation of the entry will also be undertaken during this period
  • Winners will be announced at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards ceremony on Thursday 16 November at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • The Judges decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the selection of finalists and winners
  • Please be aware that by submitting an entry, you give Skills Development Scotland full permission to proceed with any media activity

Get your nominations in

Find out about this year's categories and the information you need to submit an entry.