The Nation's A* Apprentice Award


To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2024 launching on Monday 5th February, we are on the search for The Nation’s A* Apprentice.

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As the country recovers from the economic uncertainty of the last few years, we believe that apprentices are our future. It is more vital than ever that companies invest in apprenticeship programmes, to ensure the development and long-term success of the young talent that the UK has to offer, and guarantee the future skills the UK needs to thrive as an economy.  

We want to celebrate the trades apprentices across the UK who are motivated and dedicated to their learning and progression. We're inviting employers and colleagues to nominate an apprentice within their own business who is standing out and going the extra mile – from showing an eagerness to learn, to putting in extra graft during the working day.

The winners of The Nation’s A* Apprentice award will receive a development package worth up to £5,000. The package is made up of a Festool toolkit and accessories worth £4,000, 24-hour tools cover for a year from Markel Direct, and £750 to spend on TuffStuff workwear.

The Competition

Step one: Nominate your apprentice!

We’ve created a simple submission form for you to fill out which takes only a few minutes to complete. Click here to go to the nomination form.

This is your opportunity to explain to us why you think your apprentice is a cut above the rest and deserves the title of The Nation’s A* Apprentice. Your nominee must be employed as a trades apprentice, be a resident of the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man, and be aged 18 or over (view full terms and conditions).

The deadline for nominations is on Friday 23rd February 2024 after which any subsequent submissions will not be counted.

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Step two: Shortlisting by our judging panel

After all submissions have been received, our expert judging panel will assess the nominations and choose three winners. They will be looking for apprentices who’ve shown not only passion, dedication, and drive in their position but also demonstrated being a self-starter with a positive attitude.

Step three: Our winners are announced

Once our judges have come to a decision, our three winners will be contacted and announced in the week commencing Monday 18th March 2024.

To view the full terms and conditions click below.

Click to read terms and conditions