Apprentice of the Year Virtual Awards 2020-2021

Awards are presented to apprentices who have demonstrated excellence in their learning journey. Excellence encompasses the following factors: attitude, effort, contribution to the workplace and ability.

Nominations for the individual award categories must be submitted by NESCol assessors and have prior approval from both the Employer and Apprentice.

College assessors/lecturers can nominate apprentices who have completed or will complete their  apprenticeship during the period  March 2020 to 5th March 2021.

The categories are:

  • Engineering Sector
    For those apprentices who have completed programmes in Automotive, Engineering and Fabrication and Welding.
  • Business Sector
    For those apprentices who have completed programmes in Logistics, Warehousing, Business Administration and Management.
  • Service Sector
    For those apprentices who have completed programmes in Care and Hairdressing.
  • Agency Partner (Fraserburgh Campus only)
    For those apprentices who have completed either CITB or SECCT programmes at NESCol.


The selection process

The closing date for nominations is  Friday 15th January 2021. No late applications will be considered.

A judging panel will then meet to agree a shortlist per award category.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by early February and then contacted by the Marketing and Communications team for promotional purposes.

Winners will be announced at a virtual Awards Ceremony during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 1st-5th March 2021. A date and time has yet to be agreed.

How to enter

Please fill out the form below. The apprentice end the employer must endorse the nomination prior to entering.

Nominate an apprentice for the Apprentice of the Year Awards 2020-2021