Apprenticeship Awards 2022

Apprenticeships are a huge part of Blackpool and The Fylde College’s technical and professional provision, allowing people to develop their career, while working towards a nationally-recognised qualification.

For employers, apprenticeships provide a committed and highly skilled workforce.

Our Apprenticeship Awards recognise the outstanding achievement of apprentices and employers alike and celebrate their very real contribution to the nation’s upskilling and economic prosperity.

About the ceremony

The event takes place at 4pm on Thursday 10 February 2022.

More information will be provided nearer the time.

The Awards

We will also be presenting the following special awards:

Best Innovation/Impact    Nominate now   

The Best Innovation/Impact Award recognises an apprentice’s unique contribution to the workplace and the ensuing positive impact upon the business.

The nomination criteria:

  • The process that delivered the innovation/impact (including how the apprentice contributed, the knowledge and skills developed and how the innovation met an identified need)
  • Analysis of the impact upon the business

Consistent Academic Excellence    

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The Consistent Academic Excellence Award recognises the outstanding academic progress an apprentice has made throughout their apprenticeship.

The nomination criteria:

  • How and when the apprentice demonstrated academic excellence
  • What made the achievement noteworthy
  • What made the achievement consistent

Apprentice of the Year    Nominate now   

Higher Apprentice of the Year    Nominate now   

Degree Apprentice of the Year    Nominate now   

These Awards celebrates apprentices’ outstanding contributions to their workplace and exceptional progress in both their skills development and studies.

The nomination criteria:

  • Examples of outstanding contributions that the apprentice has made to their employer
  • Commitment by the apprentice to their own personal development and progression
  • A clear association between knowledge and skills development and impact on the business
  • Demonstration of independent and/or innovative learning

Employer of the Year – SME    Nominate now   

Employer of the Year – Large    Nominate now   

These Awards are given to organisations that have a strong commitment to employing, nurturing and supporting apprentices and currently have an apprentice or apprentices working for them.

The nomination criteria:

  • Positive contribution to the apprentice experience
  • Examples of best practice and support in place to help the development of apprentices within the workplace
  • A clear association between knowledge and skills development and impact for the business
  • Examples of engagement that clearly identify the employer’s commitment

Employer Ambassador of the Year Award    

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The Employer Ambassador of the Year Award is given to a business that leads the way in employing and supporting apprentices as well as making a positive impact within the broader community.

The nomination criteria:

  • Positive contribution to the apprentice experience
  • Examples of best practice and support in place to help the development of apprentices
  • Examples of the positive contribution the employer has made to the broader community

Rising Star Award    Nominate now   

The Rising Star Award is given to an apprentice whose outstanding performance has led to them embarking upon a clear progression pathway.

The nomination criteria:

  • Successful progression from one apprenticeship level to another and/or a promotion
  • Examples of achievement that led to the progression
  • How the progression impacted on both the apprentice’s career and the business

Nominations

  • Who can nominate?
    Employers are eligible to nominate an apprentice in categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9.

    In order to be nominated, apprentices must have completed their apprenticeship between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021.

    Your apprentice(s) are also eligible to nominate their employer in categories 6, 7 and 8.

  • How to make a nomination

    Simply get in touch with your appointed B&FC Skills Coach. Or you can email us at business@blackpool.ac.uk by Wednesday 8 December 2021

    Alternatively, you can wait for your B&FC Skills Coach to get in touch to go through the process with you.

Key dates

  • Wednesday 8 December 2021 : Closing date for receipt of nominations from apprentices and employers
  • Monday 10 January 2022: Invitations sent out to attendees
  • Thursday 10 February 2022: Virtual Apprenticeship Awards ceremony – join from 4pm

Contact us

For information and assistance relating to any aspect of the Awards, please contact:
B&FC for Business at Blackpool and The Fylde College, business@blackpool.ac.uk
Or call T 01253 504 343.