Apprentice of the Year Awards 2022

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.

Award eligibility and categories

College assessors/lecturers can nominate apprentices who have completed or will complete their apprenticeship during the period March 2021 to February 2022.

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 7th January 2022. No late applications will be considered.
  • A judging panel will then meet to agree a shortlist per award category.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified and contacted by the Marketing and Communications team for promotional purposes.
  • Winners will be announced at the Virtual Awards Ceremony during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 7th-11th March 2022. A date and time has yet to be agreed.

How to enter

  • Request a nomination form by contacting
  • The apprentice end the employer must endorse the nomination prior to entering.

Attend the event

  • To attend the event assessors, nominees and employers should register here 
Lisa Shaw

Lisa Shaw

Modern Apprenticeship

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

“As a mature student and a home owner I have been able to work and learn at the same time – if I had returned to full time education then I would have struggled financially. I came away from school with few qualifications and didn’t think that I would go back into education. I always wanted to, but never really had the confidence. This has shown me that I have a huge potential for learning and it’s given me more interest to pick up learning again in the future.”

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