Route Awards

 

These awards recognise excellence in the delivery of apprenticeships in that sector.  They are open to all types of apprenticeship providers in these sectors.

There are 15 awards of this type, one each for the following subjects:

Agriculture, Environmental & Animal Care Apprenticeship provider of the year

Business & Administration Apprenticeship provider of the year

Care Services Apprenticeship provider of the year

Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeship provider of the year

Construction Apprenticeship provider of the year

Creative & Design Apprenticeship provider of the year

Digital Apprenticeship provider of the year

Education & Childcare Apprenticeship provider of the year

Engineering & Manufacturing Apprenticeship provider of the year

Hair & Beauty Apprenticeship provider of the year

Health & Science Apprenticeship provider of the year

Legal, Finance & Accounting Apprenticeship provider of the year

Protective Services Apprenticeship provider of the year

Sales, Marketing, Procurement Apprenticeship provider of the year

Transport & Logistics Apprenticeship provider of the year

 

For these awards, the judges are looking for:

High levels of engagement with employers and apprentices

Sustained commitment to working with employers in your sector, particularly how your provision adapts to meet employer requirements

Evidence of high levels of learner retention, progression and positive outcomes

Explanation of why you believe your organisation should be provider of the year

Evidence of high quality teaching/tutoring throughout.

 

 


National Awards

 

Promoting Apprenticeships campaign of the year

This award recognises outstanding activity during the year to promote apprenticeships.  The targeted audience for this activity or campaign in this award is broad, however, the judges would be particularly interested in campaigns that demonstrate good practice or innovation in promoting apprenticeships within schools and/or in the provision of information, advice and guidance to groups that would not otherwise have considered apprenticeships.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

A coordinated activity or campaign to promote apprenticeships to any audience

Evidence of increased engagement from the activity or campaign’s target audience

Demonstrating consistently high levels of retention and achievement rates for learners, where applicable

Effective partnerships to deliver campaign outcomes

 

Apprenticeship Diversity Award

This award recognises apprentice employers and/or providers who’ve made an outstanding effort to increase the diversity of apprentices they work with. This award focusses on those organisations who can evidence a commitment to increasing their efforts to recruit a diverse workforce and demonstrate positive results. This award covers age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, religion & faith.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

A coordinated activity or campaign to promote apprenticeships to a single or diverse group which is or was underrepresented

Evidence of increased engagement from the activity or campaign’s target audience

Demonstrating consistently high levels of retention and achievement rates for learners, where applicable

 

SEND Apprenticeship Champion Award

This award recognises the efforts of apprentice employers and/or providers who are committed to providing apprenticeship opportunities for people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

Postive outcomes for apprentices with SEND through outstanding provision and support

Evidence of the organisation targeting potential learners with SEND

Evidence of support structures and systems put in place to allow successful completion of apprenticeship and progression

 

Outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships (individual)

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an individual to the development of apprenticeships.  This could be from any perspective, local to national, subject-specific to sector-wide.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

Explanation of the reason for nominating this person

Evidence of the contribution the individual has made to the development of apprenticeships either during the year or over the course of a career

 

Outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships (employer)

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an employer to the development of apprenticeships.  This could be from any perspective, local to national, subject-specific to sector-wide.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

Explanation of the reason for nominating this employer

Evidence of the contribution the employer or provider has made to the development of apprenticeships either during the year.

 

Outstanding contribution to the development of apprenticeships (provider)

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a provider to the development of apprenticeships.  This could be from any perspective, local to national, subject-specific to sector-wide.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

Explanation of the reason for nominating this provider

Evidence of the contribution the employer or provider has made to the development of apprenticeships either during the year

 

Apprenticeship Provider of the year

This award will recognise excellence in the delivery of apprenticeships from a single provider.  It is open to all types of apprenticeship provider, not limited to the sectors covered by the subject awards.

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

High levels of engagement with employers and apprentices, across all apprenticeship provision

Sustained commitment to working with employers, particularly how your provision adapts to meet employer requirements

Evidence of high levels of learner retention, progression and positive outcomes

Explanation of why you believe your organisation should be provider of the year

Evidence of high quality teaching/tutoring throughout.

 

Apprentice Employer of the Year

This award recognises outstanding commitment to apprentices and apprenticeships within an organisation. It is open to employers from all sectors and all sizes. 

 

For this award, the judges are looking for:

Evidence of commitment to apprenticeships within your whole organisation, including an overview of how your apprenticeship programmes are embedded within the organisation

Explanation of the success apprenticeships have brought to the organisation and the benefits of your apprenticeship programme

Evidence of how you support your apprentices, particularly where this is beyond the baseline requirements of the relevant apprenticeship framework(s)/standard(s)

Explanation of why you believe your organisation should be apprentice employer of the year

 

Lifetime achievement award

This award will be given to the individual who, in the opinion of the judging panel, deserves to be honoured for his or her contribution to development and success of apprenticeships in the UK above and beyond their own work interests. Organisations and individuals are welcome to submit nominations for consideration.