Foundation Apprentice of the Year

This category showcases the dedication and achievements of young people who have completed a Foundation Apprenticeship by 30 September 2017.

Submitting a nomination

You should submit your nomination online. Entries must be in by noon on 28 June. 

Nominations should be completed by a school representative or the employer.

You'll need to answer the following question.

Question 1

Please detail the ways in which the young person has benefited from their Foundation Apprenticeship.

You might want to consider including these points:

  • An outline of the skills, knowledge and competency the young person has developed since the start of their Foundation Apprenticeship – what difference has it made to a) their attainment of education and skills and b) them as an individual
  • How has the Foundation Apprenticeship improved their prospects of achieving a positive destination when they leave school
  • Details of the Foundation Apprentice’s progression and their plans for their future development
  • Explain how the Foundation Apprentice has applied their learning in the workplace
  • Any benefits that the employer has experienced as a result of taking on the Foundation Apprentice
  • Evidence of how the Foundation Apprentice has exceeded the expectations of their employer

Judges will base their decision on the individual they believe has shown the most commitment and gotten the most from taking part in a Foundation Apprenticeship.

They will be looking a professional attitude demonstrating an acute level of awareness of the business environment and also how the young person demonstrates everyday leadership, demonstrating a positive attitude to learning in college, work experience and interaction with college, school or employer staff and their candidate group.

Nominations are open now!

You can submit your nomination online. Remember, nominations must be in by noon on 28 June 2017.