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Apprentice Employer of the Year Award

This category is open to any business in the Cherwell District, regardless of sector or size, which meets the eligibility criteria and implements a high-quality apprenticeship programme that delivers beyond expectations.


Applicants Should:

  • Have been involved in the training of at least one apprentice for a minimum of one year.
  • Have a supportive and inclusive workplace with systems in place to ensure apprentices can achieve their full potential.
  • Demonstrate apprentices are achieving or have achieved as a result of the training and support from employees.
  • Demonstrate tangible benefits as a direct result of the apprenticeship programme. 

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Various apprenticeship roles and different apprenticeship levels.
  • Inclusive culture in relation to recruitment, mentoring, career progression opportunities and any workplace adjustments.
  • Any significant contribution from an employee who has gone above and beyond in training an apprentice.
  • How the apprenticeship programme is beneficial to both, the company and apprentice.


Please note that entries must be endorsed by a business colleague, partner, or client.