Graduate Apprentice Rising Star

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 organisations performance.

The Graduate Apprentice Rising Star is only open to apprentices who were registered on their course by 30 September 2017 and who are currently employed and working towards their qualification.

Question 1

Explain the Graduate Apprentice’s role, key duties and responsibilities within the workplace.

You might want to consider including these points:

  • An outline of the Graduate Apprentice’s role and information on how that fits within the organisation
  • An outline of the knowledge, skills and capability the Graduate Apprentice has developed since the start of their Apprenticeship
  • Explain how the Graduate Apprentice has applied their academic learning in the workplace
  • Evidence of how the Graduate Apprentice has exceeded the expectations of their employer

Judging will be based on demonstration of the Graduate Apprentice’s skills, capability and performance in their role.

Question 2

Please detail the Graduate Apprentice’s contribution to the business objectives of your organisation.

You might want to consider including these points:

  • Example(s) of their outstanding contribution in a particular area or project
  • Description of how other members of staff have benefited from having the Graduate Apprentice in their team
  • The benefits that you as an employer have experienced as a result of the Apprenticeship
  • Specific and relevant measures of their performance that indicate the organisational impact

Judging will be based on demonstration of how, through the Apprenticeship programme, the Graduate Apprentice has contributed to the growth of the business.

Question 3

Please detail the ways in which the Graduate Apprentice benefited from their Apprenticeship.

You might want to consider including these points:

  • Details of the Graduate Apprentice’s plans for their future development
  • Details of why the Graduate Apprentice chose to work towards a Graduate Apprenticeship
  • Opportunities which working towards a Graduate Apprenticeship has brought the individual

Judges will assess the Graduate Apprentice’s commitment to their personal development before, during and after their Apprenticeship.


Question 4

Why, in your opinion should this person be considered for the Graduate Apprentice Rising Star? (max 250 words)


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