Nominate your star apprentices for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024

Nominations are now open for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024Nominations are now open for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024
Nominations are now open for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024
The University of Derby has been announced as the headline partner for the third annual apprenticeship awards

We are proud to announce our partnership with our headline partner The University of Derby, who are proud to be supporting the 3rd annual Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards

Claire Morley, Head of Skills and Apprenticeships at Derby University said "We are thrilled to partner with the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards as headline sponsors," said Claire Morley, Head of Skills and Apprenticeships at the University of Derby.

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"This collaboration underscores our steadfast commitment to championing the transformative power of apprenticeships and recognising the remarkable accomplishments of both learners and employers within our region. At the University of Derby, we believe in the potential of every individual to excel and thrive, and these awards provide a platform to showcase their outstanding achievements."

Celebrating star apprentices

This event will showcase not only the achievements of apprentices but also the invaluable support from their employers, mentors, and training providers.

Apprenticeships provide a unique approach to education, training, and career development. The hands-on learning experience, coupled with the opportunity to earn while you learn, makes apprenticeships a dynamic pathway for individuals exploring diverse industries, from traditional trades to cutting-edge fields like technology and healthcare.

Nominations are now open - how to apply

Winners will be celebrated at a glitzy ceremony in Nottingham later this year Winners will be celebrated at a glitzy ceremony in Nottingham later this year
Winners will be celebrated at a glitzy ceremony in Nottingham later this year

Join us in celebrating the exceptional apprenticeship network in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire at the highly anticipated Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024. 

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Nominations are open to apprentices, employers, colleges, training providers, and proud loved ones.

Specific categories are dedicated to employers and mentors, allowing businesses to showcase their teams and trainers.  The grand announcement of winners will take place at the live event on Thursday, 3rd October 2024, held at The Village Hotel, Nottingham.

Register by visiting www.dnapprenticeshipawards.co.uk before the closing date of 6pm on Wednesday, July 31st.

We invite you to join our journey of celebration, recognising the achievements of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire apprenticeship community. Seize the opportunity to network, learn, and honour the outstanding efforts shaping the future of apprenticeships.

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Award Categories

SME Employer of the Year

Open to businesses, with up to 249 employees, which offer an apprenticeship programme.

Large Employer of the Year, sponsored by East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

Open to businesses, with 250+ employees, which offer an apprenticeship programme.

Diversity and Inclusion Programme, sponsored by Auto Windscreens

Open to all employers that run an apprenticeship programme which actively encourages diversity and inclusion.

Mentor of the Year

This category is for an individual who has encouraged and inspired apprentices throughout their training programme. Mentors can be the line manager, a training provider or someone that the apprentice works with who has greatly contributed to the individual’s development

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Intermediate Apprentice of the Year

For an outstanding apprentice who is currently studying for a level 2 qualification (equivalent to GCSE passes at grades 4–9). Apprentices should be enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme before June 2023

Advanced Apprentice of the Year

For an outstanding apprentice who is currently studying for a level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Level Pass). Apprentices should be enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme before June 2023. 

Higher Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Nottingham Trent University

For an outstanding apprentice who is currently studying for a level 4 or 5 qualification. 

Apprentices should be enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme before June 2023

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Degree Apprentice of the Year

For an outstanding apprentice who is currently studying for a level 6 or above qualification. 

Apprentices should be enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme before June 2023.

 Professional Services Apprentice of the Year

Open to apprentices, who were enrolled in their programme by June 2023, and work within the Professional Services sector.

Health & Public Service Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by University of Derby

Open to apprentices, who were enrolled in their programme by June 2023, and work within the Health or Public Service Sector.

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Construction Apprentice of the Year

Open to apprentices, who were enrolled in their programme by June 2023, and work within the Construction. 

Engineering/Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year

Open to apprentices, who were enrolled in their programme by June 2023, and work within the Engineering or Manufacturing sectors

Technology and Digital Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Aim Qualifications Group

Open to apprentices, who were enrolled in their programme by June 2023, and work within the Technology and Digital Sectors.

Open to colleges, organisations or businesses that provide the training element of an apprenticeship programme to a business or organisation.

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