The third Army Apprenticeship Awards are launched today, Wed 5 Feb 20, at a special ceremony at The National Army Museum, attended by Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch CBE, former winners and members of the business community.
Launched during National Apprenticeship Week, the awards recognise nominees selected from four categories; Intermediate, Advanced, and Degree level and Apprentice Champions to recognise the all stages of the Army Apprenticeship.
As the UK’s largest employer provider of apprenticeships, the Army has more than 14,000 people on an apprenticeship programme at any one time with more than 6,000 soldiers completing an apprenticeship each year.
Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch CBE said; “This event provides your Army, our Army the opportunity to show off its excellent apprenticeship programme during this National Apprenticeship Week.”
“I am delighted to welcome some of our very best apprentices here, selected by their own programmes to represent our awe inspiring soldiers, as well as a selection of those that support and champion them. All of these soldiers are already considered outstanding in their own field and at the the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst awards in March, we will award the very best of them across the Army.”
The Army scheme ensures that the majority of soldiers can gain an apprenticeship that is aligned to their trade and is offered at the start of their career; opening the door to a selection of other qualifications and trade-related qualifications though their career.
A judging panel from across the Army identifies apprentices worthy of recognition during their apprenticeship journey, with winners announced at a special ceremony at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 11 March 2020.