ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA – To apply for this Award you must be based in, or have a substantial presence in Worcestershire

Employers can nominate themselves for the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award or be nominated from somebody external.

What are judges looking for?

Judges are looking for exemplar employers who can demonstrate their ongoing commitment, contribution and the success that apprenticeships have brought to their organisation.

Make sure you give the judges hard evidence to base their decisions on. Include examples of best practice which makes your organisation’s apprenticeship programme better than the next. The judges recognise that apprenticeship programmes will be able to develop more tangible and measurable success indicators as they progress and mature. Use your responses to demonstrate your achievements to date, and provide the judges with as much tangible supporting evidence as possible.

Click here for a printable version of the form.

Deadline for entries and nominations is 30 July 2021


Worcestershire Employer of the Year – Nomination Form 2021
Please specify the number of employees in your organisation. Use only a single number, i.e. 150
Judges are looking for a sound strategy behind your apprenticeship programme. They want to see a clear rationale for why you introduced apprenticeships into your organisation and what your objectives were. A stand-out answer will include the following: – An outline of your organisation and your apprenticeship programme. – Why your organisation decided to invest in apprenticeships and how this investment fits into your organisation’s overall strategy. – How your apprenticeship programme has helped to meet your organisation’s skills needs – The tangible measures your organisation uses to demonstrate the success of your apprenticeship programme and your investment in it. – Tangible organisational benefits that are a direct result of your investment in apprenticeships, linked to the objectives you set for your apprenticeship programme – Your plans for developing and enhancing your apprenticeship programme.
Provide clear and tangible evidence of how the employer is an exemplary employer. A robust answer will include the following: – Why you believe the delivery of the apprenticeship programme is exceptional. Please make use of any external validation/feedback if available. – Examples of how you/they are committed to promoting investment in skills and sharing best practice through ambassadorial activities. – Why you/they are a role model for other employers.
Judges are looking for evidence of the benefits the apprenticeship programme has brought to both the apprentices and organisation. A good answer will include the following: – How you/they support apprentices beyond the baseline requirements of the relevant apprenticeship framework/standard e.g. additional training, mentoring and ambassadorial activities. – Ways in which apprentices have benefited from the opportunities presented by the apprenticeship programme. – Evidence of progression/promotion/retention successes.

Deadline for entries and nominations is 30 July 2021

If you experience any problems with completing the online forms please contact enquiries@wlep.co.uk