In this category, we will be looking to recognise higher level (Level 3 and above) quality apprenticeship programmes that provide great opportunities for learners to progress, support efforts to increase diversity and inclusion, and are integrated into organisations' wider workforce planning.
The judges will be looking for:
- the range of evidence and information you used to inform the decisions made. What was the driver for the initiative? How does the initiative align to the organisation’s strategic objectives?
- how the work positively impacted the organisation and its people. This may include financial metrics (revenue, profits, ROI, productivity), customer engagement/satisfaction levels, people-related indicators (eg, absence, retention, engagement), as well as less tangible outcomes such as the impact on the credibility and integrity of the function/profession within the organisation
- evidence of good-quality mentoring, line management and on-the-job learning are crucial, as is high-quality training in the classroom
- evidence of impact on individual outcomes – such as learner satisfaction, engagement, and progression
- if you are an apprenticeship levy payer, can you demonstrate evidence of how you maximised your return on these funds – and, in particular, any new standards you were involved in sponsoring?
In addition, the judges will give extra credit to entries which embody one or more of the CIPD professional principles (Work Matters, People Matter, Professionalism Matters).