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Construction Apprentice of the Year Awards 2023 are now OPEN!

The Building Plymouth partnership has officially launched the search to find Plymouth’s Trade and Technical Construction Apprentices of the Year, 2023.

These annual awards recognise the importance of the construction and built environment industry for Plymouth, and the part that employers and their apprentices play in ‘Building Plymouth’. The awards also seek to acknowledge the apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace, and appreciate their commitment to the apprenticeship experience.

2023 will see two overall winners recognised – a Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year, and a Technical Construction Apprentice of the Year.

Nominations are open to Plymouth residents employed within the local construction and built environment sector, who are working towards an Apprenticeship, or who have completed an Apprenticeship during the calendar year 2022.

There are no age restrictions.

How to enter:

Complete the “Construction Apprentice of the Year Nomination Form 2023” (Please note the word count) and submit electronically to

Closing date for entries – Monday 12 December 2022, 5pm

The Awards will be presented to the winners during National Apprenticeship Week

Judging Criteria

Significance of the apprentice to their employer: Has the apprentice made a significant and positive impact on their employer’s business?

Commitment to the Apprenticeship: Does the apprentice demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to achieving their best in all areas of their vocational and academic training? Has the apprentice gone above and beyond to seek out knowledge and enhance their capabilities?

Enthusiasm and motivation: Does the apprentice demonstrate awareness, enthusiasm and passion for their work and the construction and built environment sector?

The judging panel will consist of representatives from the Building Plymouth Network, chaired by Emma Hewitt Skills Lead, Plymouth City Council. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into, regarding the selection of the winners. All entries will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Plymouth City Council reserves the right to cancel or amend this Award, and these terms and conditions.


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