Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards
Each year, we celebrate apprentices, employers, training providers and school/college careers leads through the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards.
The awards are managed on a not-for-profit basis by OxLEP Skills and – since they were launched in 2017 – have shone a tremendous light on our county’s apprentices and the schools/colleges, employers and training providers who support them on their journey.
The categories are judged and awarded by sponsoring organisations. We are delighted to have the support of Oxford North as the 2024 headline sponsor, who will select the overall Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year from the winners of the five apprentice award categories.
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024
- Awards open: 16 November 2023
- Awards close: 19 February 2024 (at midnight)
- Finalists announced: 18 April 2024
- Awards celebration evening: 16 May 2024
How to enter:
- Download an entry OR nomination form for each category you would like to enter, complete all sections and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on the evening of Monday 19 February 2024
- Please note: individual awards – you can enter yourself OR nominate someone – you don’t need to complete both forms
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024 Categories
Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Grundon
To recognise level 2 apprentices who have been in post for at least 9 months and have excelled in their work, learning and development and made exceptional contributions to their workplaces.
Advanced Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
To recognise level 3 apprentices who have been in post for at least 9 months and have excelled in their work, learning and development and made exceptional contributions to their workplaces.
Higher / Degree Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Blenheim & Pye Homes
To recognise level 4 and above apprentices who have been in post for at least 9 months and have excelled in their work, learning and development and made exceptional contributions to their workplaces.
Careers Champion Award
Sponsored by The Engineering Trust
To recognise careers colleagues in local secondary schools and colleges who make a significant contribution to promoting apprenticeships to students and their parents/guardians as part of a wide ranging and inclusive careers programme.
Training Provider Individual Award
Sponsored by NielsenIQ
To recognise individuals working for organisations that provide apprenticeship training in Oxfordshire (colleges, universities, employer providers and independent training providers) who go the extra mile to support and encourage apprentices and enable individuals to achieve to their potential.
Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year
Chosen by headline sponsor Oxford North
To recognise the apprentice who has reached the highest levels of excellence and achievement. Chosen by the headline sponsor from the winners of the five apprentice award categories.
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024 Guidance
Sponsor the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024
Sponsoring the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards is a great way to raise awareness of your organisation’s apprenticeships, whilst supporting a fantastic local initiative. See what some of our previous sponsors have to say in this short film.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024, please see our sponsorship pack for details.
“Being an awards sponsor is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to supporting apprenticeships and developing new and existing staff to make your business successful. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about apprenticeships outside of your sector, as well as promote your own apprenticeships.”
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2023
Watch the highlights from the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2023, which took place on 18 May at the spectacular Williams F1 Conference Centre with our headline sponsor JDE Banbury. Read our article for a list of winners.
Information on Apprenticeships
Are you an employer looking to learn more about the benefits of hiring an apprentice? Visit our information page below to find out how we can help you make the most out of apprenticeships.