There is no charge to enter the South West Apprenticeship Awards

You may enter a maximum of three categories, but you must complete a separate submission for each category.

Once you have submitted your entry you will receive an email confirming that we have received your nomination.

We accept entries from apprentices, employers and training providers who are based, or the majority of their work is based, in the South West area. Apprentices can enter themselves or be nominated by an employer or training provider, they must simply be currently undertaking their apprenticeship or have completed in the last 6 months.

The awards are open to apprentices studying at all levels.

Information provided in the entry form will be viewed by the judging panel. Shortlisted finalists will have a short biography about them added to the awards website which will be based on the content of their submitted entry form. Therefore, if your entry contains confidential information that you do want to be shared please email the event manager with the details immediately.

Entries will close at noon on Sunday 14th May 2023. If entries are submitted after this deadline they may not be included in the judging packs.

The judging will take place w/c 29th May 2023. All finalists will be contacted by email or telephone within 7 days of the judging. The shortlists will be published online.

A distinguished panel of experts will meet to choose the winners. Each nomination is assessed by the panel against set criteria.

Winners will be announced on Thursday 6th July at Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Rd, Bristol BS3 2EJ .

Please see approximate timings below. Confirmed timings will be sent out prior to the event date.

  • 18.00 Drinks reception & bowl food
  • 19.15 Awards presentation 
  • 22.00 Close (approx)

The dress code is smart casual.

Please email the event manager who will send you details of any negotiated rates with local hotels.

We always try to accommodate special dietary requirements and request this information in advance of the awards event. You can do this via the website when booking your tickets/tables. Once logged into your account, you will see dietary requirements in the booking section under each guest’s personal details. If you need advice or help with this, or would like to discuss any specific details please contact the event manager. Please note that all special dietary requirements must be arranged in advance.

The Ashton Gate Stadium is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Please tell the event manager your access needs and we will make the necessary arrangements.

There will be a table plan on display in the drinks reception area when you arrive. Your company name and table number will be displayed on the plan. A member of the events team will be on hand to help you find your seat.

We are able to provide you with a partnership media pack which provides detailed information about the extensive benefits and opportunities available this year. For more information email janella.merritt@reachplc.com.

If you have queries relating to the categories, criteria, eligibility for entry, or anything relating to the content of your submission, please contact:

  • Dawn Owens - 07825 732757 |  dawn.owens@reachplc.com