In this category, we will be looking to recognise high-quality apprenticeship programmes that demonstrate clear alignment with the organisation's business and people strategies. Successful programmes will be integrated into organisations' wider workforce planning, provide great opportunities for learners to progress, and support efforts to increase diversity and inclusion.
The judges will be looking for:
• examples of higher-level apprenticeships that provide viable alternatives to university for young people. Entries highlighting partnerships between employers and education institutions will be welcomed
• evidence of good-quality mentoring, line management and on-the-job learning are crucial, as is high-quality training in the classroom
• evidence of learner engagement and satisfaction
• value to the business in terms of retention, innovation, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.