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 at level 3 and above, and result in long-term employment outcomes and great progression routes within the organisation. Examples of higher-level apprenticeships that provide viable alternatives to university for young people and 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. Successful entries will provide evidence of learner engagement and satisfaction, as well as value to the business in terms retention, innovation, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.