Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards 2022 open for entries

Jul 20, 2022 | News

Nominations can now be submitted for our apprenticeship awards which will celebrate achievement across a broad range of categories for individuals, employers and training providers

Entries have opened for our annual awards celebrating the city region’s top apprentices and those helping them succeed.

The Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards, in partnership with the Ladder for Greater Birmingham campaign, will recognise achievement across 12 separate categories.

The awards, which are run by BirminghamLive in association with our dedicated B2B website BusinessLive, will celebrate individual excellence in six different business sectors alongside recognition for companies of all sizes and training providers.

The deadline to enter awards is Friday September 23 and the ceremony will take place on Friday November 11 at Edgbaston Stadium

For entry criteria and to submit a nomination please visit our awards website here

Please email for further information or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities and follow the hashtag #GBAA for updates on social media

The 2022 award categories are:

  • Apprentice of the Year – Health, Education & Care, sponsored by Skillsfirst
  • Apprentice of the Year – Construction and Property Industries, sponsored by Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Apprentice of the Year – Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Apprentice of the Year – Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Apprentice of the Year – Professional Services
  • Apprentice of the Year – Tech, Digital and Creative Industries
  • Greater Birmingham Apprentice of the Year 2022, (chosen from the six category winners above)
  • Small Employer of the Year (1-50 staff), sponsored by BCTG
  • Medium Employer of the Year (51-249 staff)
  • Large Employer of the Year (250+ staff)
  • Training Provider of the Year, sponsored by The Ladder Foundation
  • Education Engagement Award

Training provider Performance Through People is our event drinks sponsor.

Apprenticeships legacy

Kevin Davis, chairman of the Ladder for Greater Birmingham initiative, said: “Life is never dull in the world of business and this year is no different.

“As we sit on the cusp of one of the world’s great sporting events coming to Birmingham, it is heartening to know that apprentices are playing their part in making the Commonwealth Games a huge success.

“But the legacy of the apprenticeship community permeates much wider than this two-week sporting spectacle as major employers such as HS2 embrace the benefits of hiring and training apprentices.

“I am so glad we are once again able to recognise and celebrate those apprentices, employers and training providers who are all playing their part in making Greater Birmingham the success it is via our 2022 awards.

“The Ladder for Greater Birmingham is once again proud to partner with these awards and we look forward to reading your nominations over the coming weeks.”

BirminghamLive editor Graeme Brown added: “These are exciting times to be living and working in both Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region.

“As employers look to hire the next generation of up-and-coming talent, many are turning to the apprenticeship community as a way of growing their own and ensuring staff are learning the right skills from day one.

“If last year’s awards are anything to go by, then I know we will once again have a bumper crop of nominations to go through over the coming weeks. Good luck to all and get entering.”

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