Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2023
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Once again, we are delighted to bring to you the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards for 2023, which will take place on 18 May at the spectacular Williams F1 Conference Centre.
The latest edition of these awards will be the seventh time that they have been held and overseen by OxLEP Skills and – since it was launched in 2017 – the event has shone a tremendous light on successes across a variety of different Apprenticeship schemes, each in their own way bringing new opportunities to young people in Oxfordshire.
We are on the lookout for nominations for the 2023 awards and would encourage you to take part and enter one of our many categories, each in their own way showcasing Apprenticeship excellence.
Here are your key dates:
- Awards launch and entries open: 1 November 2022
- Entries close: 17 February 2023 (at midnight)
- Finalists announced: 20 April 2023
- Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2023: 18 May 2023
Here's a full list of the 2023 categories and sponsors:
Please note: If you're entering yourself for an individual award, complete an entry form, if you're nominating someone else, complete a nomination form. You don't need to complete both.
Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Milestone Infrastructure
To recognise Level 2 Apprentices who have been in post for at least 9 months and have excelled in their work, learning and development and made exceptional contributions to their workplaces.
Advanced Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Abbott Diabetes Care
To recognise Level 3 Apprentices who have been in post for at least 9 months and have excelled in their work, learning and development and made exceptional contributions to their workplaces.
Higher / Degree Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Oxford Professional Education Group
To recognise Level 4 and above Apprentices who have been in post for at least 9 months and have excelled in their work, learning and development and made exceptional contributions to their workplaces.
Special Recognition Award
Sponsored by Hill
To recognise Apprentices at any level who have been in post for at least 9 months and have achieved in overcoming significant challenges or barriers to learning or work.
Rising Star Award
Sponsored by Blenheim and Pye Homes
To recognise new Apprentices who have been in post for less than 9 months and have already excelled in their work, learning and development and made exceptional contributions to their workplaces.
Shining Star Award
Sponsored by Integration Technology Ltd
To recognise individuals who have made outstanding progress in their career since completing their first Apprenticeship and have the potential to achieve even more.
Apprenticeship Ambassador Award
Sponsored by Activate Learning
Celebrating the role of Oxfordshire’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors in promoting Apprenticeships in Oxfordshire and being a positive role model.
Apprenticeship Employer of the Year (Less Than 250 Employees)
Sponsored by Assure UK
To recognise small and medium sized Apprenticeship employers in Oxfordshire that have exceeded normal standards and expectations in providing a high-quality Apprenticeship experience.
Apprenticeship Employer of the Year (250 or More Employees)
Sponsored by Owen Mumford
To recognise large Apprenticeship employers in Oxfordshire that have exceeded normal standards and expectations in providing a high-quality Apprenticeship experience.
Inspiring the Future Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Oxford North
To recognise employers in Oxfordshire that have exceeded normal standards and expectations to inspire the next generation, including engaging with local schools and colleges.
Careers Champion Award
Sponsored by The Engineering Trust
To recognise careers colleagues in local secondary schools and colleges who make a significant contribution to promoting Apprenticeships to students and their parents/guardians as part of a wide ranging and inclusive careers programme.
Training Provider Individual Award
Sponsored by Oxfordshire Advanced Skills
To recognise staff working for organisations that provide Apprenticeship training in Oxfordshire (colleges, universities, employer providers and independent training providers) who go the extra mile to support and encourage Apprentices and enable individuals to achieve to their potential.
Other awards sponsors and supporters:
- Darke & Taylor
- The Fiona Wheeler Charitable Foundation
- High Spec Composites
- Oxford University Development
- Ridge and Partners LLP
- South East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network
- Williams Racing
- Popham Hairdressing
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022:
If you are looking for inspiration, take a look at our 2022 awards alumni!
WATCH: Highlights from the Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Awards 2022
The photograph at the top of this page is from the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022 Celebration Evening, which took place at Williams F1 Conference Centre.
Our 2022 headline sponsor is JDE Banbury.
Support the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2023:
The awards couldn't take place without our generous sponsors and supporters.
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or supporter of the 2023 Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards, please download our sponsorship pack and see what some of our 2022 sponsors had to say about the experience.
WATCH: Hear from the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022 sponsors:
Meet Apprentices of the Year 2022 Jordan and Nicole.
Three of our previous Apprentice of the Year winners share their stories and what winning meant to them.