Apprenticeship Employer

Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award 2021

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This category, kindly sponsored by Sterling Pharma Solutions, celebrates employers who can showcase a strong commitment to employing, nurturing and supporting apprentices. If you can demonstrate the contribution and success that apprenticeships have brought to your organisation, then this an award for you.

Judges are looking for exemplar employers who showcase the measurable benefits that apprentices have provided and showcase the benefits gained by developing their workforce through apprenticeship schemes. The judges will also be looking for examples of best practice and the support put in place to help the development of apprentices within the workplace.

The winning company will be invited to join us at the NEPIC Industry Awards Celebration event on the afternoon of Thursday 22 April 2021 and receive £2,000 to donate to a local school of choice for a STEM related project or activity.

Award Criteria

1. Employers must have employed 1 or more apprentices for a minimum of 12 months.
2. All employers must be located in the North East region or be able to provide evidence of true contribution to the region and be members of NEPIC
3. All applications will be required to provide a supporting statement from an apprentice under their employment.
4. All employers must be registered with a recognisable apprenticeship provider.

Judges will be using the following criteria to score applications:

• Commitment: demonstrates that apprenticeships are fully integrated within the organisation with a clear future development programme
• Contribution: showcases how their apprenticeships has enabled the business to grow and exceeded expectations for both the employer and the apprentices
• Success: an exemplar representing outstanding levels of achievement as well as inspirational qualities

How to enter

To apply, you must supply a short statement detailing the nature of your business and the types of apprenticeship you provide (150 words max) and respond to the six questions detailed in application form overleaf.

Closing date

Please send your award applications to by close of business on Friday 26 March.

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