The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards are open for entries!

We are delighted to declare the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards officially open! The Awards will take place in the evening of Wednesday 8th March 2017 - during National Apprenticeship Week - and will be held at Marlborough Enterprise Centre in Woodstock.

You can enter or nominate in the following six categories:

  • Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
  • Advanced Apprentice of the Year 
  • Higher Apprentice of the Year
  • Special Recognition Award 
  • Training Provider Award
  • School Award 

There will also be an Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year Award, to be chosen from the winners of the other Apprentice categories and a special Apprenticeship Ambassador Award to be chosen by Oxfordshire Apprenticeships.

All the info you need, including Awards criteria and entry / nomination forms, is available on our Awards page. The closing date for entries is Monday 16th January 2017, but don’t wait til then – get your entry in asap!

We are delighted that our headline sponsor is electrical engineering firm Darke & Taylor. They won our Apprenticeship of the Year Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards last year and have supported our Apprenticeship Ambassador scheme with 3 fantastic Ambassadors - James, Sam and Mat. They also hosted and took part in the Oxfordshire ‘Pass The Torch’ event for employers in April.

Commercial Director Simon Newton is also on the Awards Committee to represent large employers. He says: “Darke & Taylor are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Awards 2017. Apprenticeships are a very important part of our business model and we want to help celebrate the success of the many Apprentices that bring such a benefit to a diverse range of Oxfordshire businesses.”

We are also delighted to have the support of High Spec Composites as sponsors of the Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award, Clarkson Evans as sponsors of the Schools Award and NatWest who are sponsoring the Special Recognition Award. If you’re interested in sponsoring any of the other categories, please get in touch!

This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Oxfordshire’s fabulous Apprentices and those that support them, so please help us spread the word and make sure you nominate your shining stars!